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Writing the Life of the Text- The Case of Wb Yeats

Writing the Life of the Text- The Case of Wb Yeats

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“Many times man lives and dies/Between his two eternities” (1966a: 637), writes
Yeats, and the same is true of most texts that writers write. Using authors’ and
publishers’ archives (in the broadest and the most minute senses) textual biography
can trace those multitudinous textual lives, afterlives and new lives in real
incarnations. Those latter categories are whole subjects in themselves, and for other
occasions: my examples here are confined to the lives of certain texts during the
lifetime of W. B. Yeats, whose life has recently been written, definitively and over
two volumes, by Roy Foster.1
“Many times man lives and dies/Between his two eternities” (1966a: 637), writes
Yeats, and the same is true of most texts that writers write. Using authors’ and
publishers’ archives (in the broadest and the most minute senses) textual biography
can trace those multitudinous textual lives, afterlives and new lives in real
incarnations. Those latter categories are whole subjects in themselves, and for other
occasions: my examples here are confined to the lives of certain texts during the
lifetime of W. B. Yeats, whose life has recently been written, definitively and over
two volumes, by Roy Foster.1

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