Review of “Sailing to Byzantium” (1927)


William Butler Yeats (writer).

Read in 2022.

Coloured by Yeats’s untenable theosophist reading of Christian history. It makes sense that broken theories should creep into symbolist poetry this way, but this poem is not even that pretty.

References here: Modern utländsk lyrik (1975/1985), No Country for Old Men (2007).

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