By W. B. Yeats, George Bornstein
Whereas engaged on a facsimile variation and transcription of W. B. Yeats's surviving early manuscripts, popular Yeats pupil George Bornstein made an exciting literary discovery: thirty-eight unpublished poems written among the poet's past due youngsters and overdue twenties. those works span the an important years in which the poet "remade himself from the unknown and insecure younger pupil Willie Yeats to the extra public literary, cultural, or even political determine W. B. Yeats whom we all know today." "Here is a poetry marked through a wealthy, exuberant, awk-ward, hovering experience of capability, bracingly younger in its promise and its clumsiness, in its moments of startling good looks and irrepressible excess," says Brendan Kennelly. And the Yeats in those pages is already experimenting with these topics with which his readers becomes intimate: his stake in Irish nationalism; his profound love for Maud Gonne; his severe fascination with the esoteric and the religious.
With Bornstein's support, it is easy to hint Yeats's strategy of self-discovery via consistent revision and private reassessment, as he develops from the blameless and by-product lyricist of the early Eighteen Eighties to the passionate and unique poet/philosopher of the Eighteen Nineties.
Reading-texts of over dozen of those poems seem right here for the 1st time, including these formerly to be had merely in really good literary journals or monographs. Bornstein has assembled all thirty-eight lower than the name Yeats had as soon as deliberate to offer his first quantity of accrued poems. lower than the Moon is vital studying for someone drawn to sleek poetry.