Editing Yeats’s Poems

A Reconsideration

  • Richard J. Finneran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Richard J. Finneran
    Pages 5-23
  3. Richard J. Finneran
    Pages 52-77
  4. Richard J. Finneran
    Pages 78-123
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    Pages 124-151
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    Pages 152-172
  7. Richard J. Finneran
    Pages 173-175
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 176-205

About this book


This study is a companion to the revised edition of W.B.Yeats, The Poems: A New Edition. Professor Finneran outlines the complex problems facing an editor of Yeats's poetry and explains the solutions adopted in the new text. Manuscript materials are drawn on extensively, including some which have recently come to light in the Scribner Archives at the University of Texas and at Princeton University. Compared with the first edition of this volume (Editing Yeats's Poems, 1983), there is an additional chapter - on the order of the poems - as well as new information on the Scribner Edition and other revisions throughout.


poem poetry William Butler Yeats

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard J. Finneran
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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