Yeats Annual No 19

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Yeats's Mask front cover

The Institute is delighted to announce that Yeats Annual No. 19: Yeats's Mask has been published by Open Book Publishers.

The edition, edited by Professor Warwick Gould, is another special issue in this renowned research-level series. This volume chronologically traces the concept of the Mask through Yeats's plays and those poems written as 'texts for exposition' of his occult thought and also spotlights ‘The Mask before The Mask’ numerous plays including Cathleen Ni-Houlihan, The King’s Threshold, Calvary, The Words upon the Window-pane, A Full Moon in March and The Death of Cuchulain. There are excurses into studies of Yeats’s friendship with the Oxford don and cleric, William Force Stead, his radio broadcasts, the Chinese contexts for his writing of ‘Lapis Lazuli’ and his self-renewal after The Oxford Book of Modern Verse, and the key occult epistolary exchange ‘Leo Africanus’, edited from MSS by Steve L. Adams and George Mills Harper, is republished from the elusive Yeats Annual No. 1 (1982).

The essays are by David Bradshaw, Michael Cade-Stewart, Aisling Carlin, Warwick Gould, Margaret Mills Harper, Pierre Longuenesse, Jerusha McCormack, Neil Mann, Emilie Morin, Elizabeth Müller and Alexandra Poulain, with shorter notes by Philip Bishop and Colin Smythe considering Yeats’s quatrain upon remaking himself and the  pirate editions of The Land of Heart’s Desire. Ten reviews focus on various volumes of the Cornell Yeats MSS Series, his correspondence with George Yeats, and numerous critical studies.

It is available as paperback, hardback and eBook.

Yeats Annual is published by Open Book Publishers in association with the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Further details, including how to order back issues, can be found at: