“Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Butler Yeats: Wandering With(out) a Muse: Intertextuality and Romantic Disguise”
ГОДИШНИК НА ДЕПАРТАМЕНТ АНГЛИЦИСТИКА, Нов български университет, Изд. на НБУ, София.
ISSN 2367-8720, pp. 132-147.
The text is a comparative critical research of select works by the English romantic poet Percy Byshee Shelley and the Irish poet William Butler Yeats, whose post-romantic intellectual formation and development was highly influenced by Shelley’s writings. Yeats’s characteristic conceptual ‘pairs’ such as ‘self’ and ‘anti-self,’ ‘life’ and ‘work,’ ‘man’ and ‘poet’, which feature prominently throughout his work, are traced and analyzed in their relation to the romantic tradition; specifically, to those texts and contexts concerned with the principles of continual conflict, ambivalent experience and overwhelming phantasms which haunt and exhaust the romantic quester’s spirit to the utmost limit.
intertextuality, romantic quest, disguise, daemonic poet, veiled maid, Shelley, Yeats