Yeats’s views on literary genres have never been adequately examined in spite of his frequent references – both direct and indirect – to them and to their implications in his works. The term “hybrid” - which is often used to describe their features, dynamics and relationships in writers between the nineteenth and the twentieth century – should not be applied to his thought and creative work as regards literary genres: in fact, Yeats never used it and preferred “complexity” and, less frequently, “contamination” to the couple “hybrid”/”hibridization”. After contextualizing Yeats’s thought on and practice of literary genres both in his epoch and in his works, this essay examines the favourite Yeatsian triad “narrative-lyric-dramatic”.

Reggiani, E., "The 'complimentary dream' perhaps". I generi letterari in William Butler Yeats, in Annamaria Sportell, A. S. (ed.), Generi letterari. Ibridismo e contaminazione, Laterza, Bari 2001: 142- 167 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/23851]

"The 'complimentary dream' perhaps". I generi letterari in William Butler Yeats

Reggiani, Enrico
2001

Abstract

Yeats’s views on literary genres have never been adequately examined in spite of his frequent references – both direct and indirect – to them and to their implications in his works. The term “hybrid” - which is often used to describe their features, dynamics and relationships in writers between the nineteenth and the twentieth century – should not be applied to his thought and creative work as regards literary genres: in fact, Yeats never used it and preferred “complexity” and, less frequently, “contamination” to the couple “hybrid”/”hibridization”. After contextualizing Yeats’s thought on and practice of literary genres both in his epoch and in his works, this essay examines the favourite Yeatsian triad “narrative-lyric-dramatic”.
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Generi letterari. Ibridismo e contaminazione
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Reviewed by Roberto Baronti Marchiò, Trame di letteratura comparata, 3/4 (2002
Reggiani, E., "The 'complimentary dream' perhaps". I generi letterari in William Butler Yeats, in Annamaria Sportell, A. S. (ed.), Generi letterari. Ibridismo e contaminazione, Laterza, Bari 2001: 142- 167 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/23851]
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