Yeats Annual pp 193-208 | Cite as

“The Completed Symbol”: Daimonic Existence and the Great Wheel in A Vision (1937)

  • Colin Mcdowell
Part of the Yeats Annual book series (YA)


Some, perhaps all, of those readers I most value, those who have read me many years, will be repelled by what must seem an arbitrary, harsh, difficult symbolism. Yet such has almost always accompanied expression that unites the sleeping and waking mind. (AV B 23)


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  1. 1.
    For the tangled history of publication and revision, one may consult Connie K. Hood, “The Remaking of A Vision”, YAACTS 1 (1983) 33–67.Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    James Lovic Allen, “Belief versus Faith in the Credo of Yeats”, Journal of Modern Literature, 4 (1975) 692–716.Google Scholar

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© Warwick Gould 1988

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