The Gonne-Yeats Letters 1893-1938 by Anna Macbride White
(Irish Studies)

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When he was 21 years old, W.B. Yeats fell in love with a young Irish actress, Maud Gonne. Despite her refusal to marry him, he continued to write poems about her and correspond with her direct. This book contains a selection of the letters between Gonne and Yeats.
 

About Anna Macbride White

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White is one of Maud Gonne's four grandchildren. A. Norman Jeffares was born in Dublin, Ireland, and now lives in Scotland. He is the author and editor of numerous books on Irish literature.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by PIMLICO. 560 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Gonne was a lifelong enchantment upon Yeats, drawing him to her like a moth to flame--and her allure certainly depended as much upon her beauty and poise as her mysticism (her third letter to him begins, ``My dear Mr Yeats, Have you been having any occult work or visions in which I have been in a...

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This very interesting collection documents the lengthy platonic love affair between Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) and Irish nationalist Maude Gonne (1865-1953), which began

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This collection documents the lengthy platonic love affair between William Butler Yeats and Irish nationalist Maud Gonne. (Jan.)

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This collection documents the lengthy platonic love affair between William Butler Yeats and Irish nationalist Maud Gonne.

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London Review of Books

Her youthful liaison with the French politician Lucien Millevoye produced two children – this was, incidentally, an affair of which Yeats knew nothing at the time he met her and first proposed marriage – but whether this means she was prevaricating, or merely indicates that she found Millevoye’s ...

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Project MUSE

In Maud Gonne's Irish Nationalist Writings, a collection of Gonne's political writings amassed from newspapers, journals, and speeches, Karen Steele points out that "Maud Gonne's exceptional beauty, as well as her fate as the muse and obsessive talking point of W.B.

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