Tuesday, May 28, 2013

News at Eleven: The significance of [Patricia Silva] McNeill's scholarship

is that it offers a comparative case studies approach.  She claims that "Yeats's and Pessoa's works, derived to a great extent from a lifelong commitment to what Pessoa called 'outrar-se' [self-othering] and Yeats 'remaking,' by resorting to compatible strategies of stylistic diversification."  McNeill's major premise is that Yeats and Pessoa shared stylistic procedures, such as the reformulation of a masked persona, and were inspired by the aestheticism of Oscar Wilde and Walter Pater.

from Portuguese American Journal: Book: Yeats and Pessoa: Parallel Poetic Styles--By Patricia Silva McNeill--Review


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