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The Spectator's Pleasure: Yeats's Long-legged Fly

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dc.creator Tudor Balinisteanu
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-29T20:46:44Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-29T20:46:44Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-30
dc.identifier http://www.sharp.arts.gla.ac.uk/issue2/balinisteanu.htm
dc.identifier http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=openurl&genre=article&issn=17424542&date=2004&volume=2&issue=&spage=
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/jspui/handle/123456789/1845
dc.description This paper proposes an analysis of Yeats's poem based on the idea that the self is a space wherein imagination's drives inscribe ideographic realities of desire. I will argue that the re-presentation of such inscriptions in the presence of signs and symbols masks the absence of objective reality. Given that the sign is a landmark of memory I will explore how remembering gives a pleasure that is anchored both in the reality effect of signs' presence and in the imaginary. Yeats's attempt to forge a space of myth and mystery in the wastelands of the Modern Age was made in the spirit that animated many writers of his time; one of the questions this essay is trying to answer is whether we may still find it enticing in our time of demystification and post-modern cynicism.
dc.publisher University of Glasgow
dc.source eSharp
dc.subject Yeats
dc.subject self
dc.subject memory
dc.subject silence
dc.subject heart
dc.subject mind
dc.title The Spectator's Pleasure: Yeats's Long-legged Fly

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