The Cambridge Companion to W.B. Yeats by Marjorie Howes, John Kelly

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Interesting, kind of. There is quite a bit of overlap between the essays. Critics seem particularly fond of quoting Yeats's father saying that his son is a poet not a philosopher. (I think I got the gist of that wrong, which is kind of pathetic and hilarious considering how many times I read it...) But there is some good historical and critical context for Yeats's work. I particularly liked the one about Yeats and gender (though I though it could have been more in-depth).