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|Title alternative ||:||The Gaze of Yeats|
|Authors ||:||石川, 隆士|
|Authors alternative ||:||Ishikawa, Ryuji|
|Issue Date ||:||Oct-1999 |
|Abstract ||:||This essay examines W.B. Yeats's references to the act of seeing in his writing. These references include words which directly refer to optical activities like "gaze" and "eye." They also cover visual devices such as "looking-glasses" and "mirrors" which play indirect but vital roles in the human act of seeing.
Concerning his self-identity, Yeats often resorted to optical settings, especially in his later works like "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen" and "A Dialogue of Self and Soul." In these works, "mirror" works as a required instrument by which Yeats could "see," "recognize" and, further, "imagine" his "self." It is a matter of course that the origin of his concern with optical figures should be traced back to an earlier period of his writing. It is also meaningful to clarify the diachronic formation of his use of optical figures in order to comprehend Yeats's "self."
A poem from Yeats's earlier period, "The Two Trees," and an essay titled "The Looking-Glass," which was written during his middle period, are the main foci of this examination. The two writings give a rough but essential outline of Yeats's use of optical references.|
|Type Local ||:||紀要論文|
|Citation ||:||言語文化研究紀要 ： Scripsimus no.8 p.25 -41|
|Appears in Collections||:||No.8 (1999/10)|
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