This book comprehensively examines the relationship between literature and sculpture in the work of W. B. Yeats, drawing on extensive archival research to offer revelatory new readings of the poet. The book traces Yeats's literary and critical engagement with Celtic Revival statuary, public monuments in Dublin, the coin designs of the Irish Free State, abstract sculpture by the Vorticists and modernists, and a variety of carvings, decorative sculptures, and objets d'art. By charting Yeats's early art school education in Dublin, his attempts to raise funds for public monuments in the city, and to secure commissions for his favourite sculptors, the book documents a lifelong interest in the plastic arts. New and original readings of Yeats's poetry, drama, and prose criticism emerge from this concertedly inter-arts and interdisciplinary study.
About the Author
Jack Quin, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham Jack Quin is a British Academy postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. Before joining the department, he was a Government of Ireland fellow at Trinity College Dublin. He has published work on W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, John Hewitt, and others.