The Cornell Yeats in the TLS

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The March 3, 2010, edition of the TLS features a review by Michael Silk of a recent volume in the esteemed Cornell edition of the works of W. B. Yeats: Sophocle’s Oedipus at Colonus: Manuscript Materials, edited by Jared Curtis. Silk writes:

“Like other volumes in the Cornell Yeats series, Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus: Manuscript materials by W. B. Yeats, edited by Jared Curtis, consists of facsimiles and transcripts of the extant ‘manuscripts’ (often typescripts) that record the various stages of Yeats’s work. An introduction discusses the complicated processes of composition and publication, and glances at some of the literary-critical implications of successive drafts. There is a good deal of scrupulous palaeographical detail (‘WBY overwrote his pencil note in light blue ink’). More important are the opportunities the scrupulous detail gives us to watch WBY working toward his final (and enduring) effects; for these the editor deserves our gratitude.”

Read the whole review here: W. B. Yeats and King Oedipus

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