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The Arnoldian element in Yeats's A Vision

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In this study of the influence of Matthew Arnold on W.B. Yeats, I describe a tendency in the critical field to overlook the placement of Arnold at Phase 18, and the implications of his presence beside Yeats at Phase 17, in Yeats’s key philosophical treatise A Vision (1926, 1937). The central contribution of my thesis is to address this crucial blind spot but also the concomitant failure by critics to consider Arnold’s overall bearing on the ‘System’ itself. Chiefly through analysi...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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uuid:e47a1ac5-bf90-4dde-8e29-80bb6b9cf6f8
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English
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