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By Richard J Finneran

This examine is a spouse to the revised version of W.B.Yeats, The Poems: a brand new version. Professor Finneran outlines the complicated difficulties dealing with an editor of Yeats's poetry and explains the recommendations followed within the new textual content. Manuscript fabrics are drawn on largely, together with a few that have lately come to mild within the Scribner documents on the college of Texas and at Princeton collage. in comparison with the 1st variation of this quantity (Editing Yeats's Poems, 1983), there's an extra bankruptcy - at the order of the poems - in addition to new details at the Scribner variation and different revisions all through.

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Finneran (London: Macmillan, 1977) pp. 34-37. Those who argue that Yeats was unconcerned with punctuation might also consider a statement in a letter to Macmillan on 10 September 1927: "I return cont'd overleaf 36 Editing Yeats's Poems Some of the differences between The Winding Stair and Other Poems and the Collected Poems are obviously unremarkable, and it would be difficult to make a case on either side. However, it seems to me that although there is never an instance on the above list where the Collected Poems is clearly superior, in the case of a substantial number of the discrepancies The Winding Stair and Other Poems must be considered the better text.

215. "The Winding Stair" and "Collected Poems" 33 More compelling than such speculation, however, are the differences between the two editions considered in light of The Winding Stair proofs. In citing these, I will give first the Collected Poems reading and then The Winding Stair text: "A Dialogue of Self and Soul", l. 65: "source,"/"source" As noted above, Yeats wrote out the revised ll. 65-66 on the proofs. As part of this revision he cancelled the comma. A "Blood and the Moon", l. 33: "pure,"/"pure;" Mark changed the comma of the proofs to a semi-colon; Yeats made no comment.

34-37. Those who argue that Yeats was unconcerned with punctuation might also consider a statement in a letter to Macmillan on 10 September 1927: "I return cont'd overleaf 36 Editing Yeats's Poems Some of the differences between The Winding Stair and Other Poems and the Collected Poems are obviously unremarkable, and it would be difficult to make a case on either side. However, it seems to me that although there is never an instance on the above list where the Collected Poems is clearly superior, in the case of a substantial number of the discrepancies The Winding Stair and Other Poems must be considered the better text.

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