Responsibilities : Manuscript Materials (The Cornell Yeats)


Responsibilities : Manuscript Materials (The Cornell Yeats)

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Features the only surviving example of Ezra Pound and the author collaboratively revising a poem by Yeats.

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From reviews of The Cornell Yeats series:

"For students of Yeats the whole series is bound to become an essential reference source and a stimulus to important critical re-readings of Yeats's major works. In a wider context, the series will also provide an extraordinary and perhaps unique insight into the creative process of a great artists."—Irish Literary Supplement

"I consider the Cornell Yeats one of the most important scholarly projects of our time."—A. Walton Litz, Princeton University, coeditor of The Collected Poems of William Carols Williams and Personae: The Shorter Poems of Ezra Pound

"The most ambitious of the many important projects in current studies of Yeats and perhaps of modern poetry generally.... The list of both general and series editors, as well as prospective preparers of individual volumes, reads like a Who's Who of Yeats textual studies in North America. Further, the project carries the blessing of Yeats's heirs and bespeaks an ongoing commitment from a major university press.... The series will inevitably engender critical studies based on a more solid footing than those of any other modern poet.... Its volumes will be consulted long after gyres of currently fashionable theory have run on."—Yeats Annual (1983)

The Cornell Yeats edition of the poetry collection Responsibilities features the only surviving example of Ezra Pound and the author collaboratively revising a poem by Yeats. Working on a set of page proofs of "The Two Kings"—one of the poems in the volume—while they shared Stone Cottage in Sussex during the winter of 1913–1914, Pound wrote proposed revisions and Yeats then reacted to them, accepting some, changing some, and rejecting some. This process of collaborative revision is a precursor of Pound's more extensive marking, nearly a decade later, of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land.

Responsibilities is also of particular interest for its inclusion of a group of poems written about the highly public controversy over the attempts to build a Dublin Modern Art Gallery. Yeats wrote a long, detailed note in 1914 to explain the political background of the poems in this volume. The drafts of the note's sometimes caustic phrasing have survived and are included here.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    ix
Abbreviations xi
Census of Manuscripts xiii
Introduction xxvii
Transcription Principles and Procedures xlii
[Pardon, old fathers] 3 (10)
The Grey Rock 13 (54)
The Two Kings 67 (140)
To a Wealthy Man who promised a Second 207 (26)
Subscription to the Dublin Municipal Gallery
if it were proved the People wanted Pictures
September 1913 233 (8)
To a Friend Whose Work has Come to Nothing 241 (2)
Paudeen 243 (2)
To a Shade 245 (6)
When Helen Lived 251 (6)
The Three Beggars 257 (17)
The Three Hermits 274 (7)
Beggar to Beggar Cried 281 (10)
The Well and the Tree 291 (4)
Running to Paradise 295 (6)
The Hour before Dawn 301 (18)
The Player Queers (Song from an Unfinished 319 (6)
Play) [A Song from 'The Player Queers']
The Realists 325 (6)
The Witch 331 (8)
The Peacock 339 (2)
The Mountain Tomb 341 (4)
To a Child Dancing in the Wind I. 345 (10)
To a Child Dancing in the Wind II. [Two Years 355 (4)
A Memory of Youth 359 (6)
Fallen Majesty 365 (4)
An Appointment 369 (2)
The Magi 371 (2)
The Dolls 373 (2)
A Coat 375 (4)
[While I, from that reed-throated whisperer] 379 (6)
Yeats's Notes to Responsibilities: Poems and 385
a Play (1914)