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Remembering William Butler Yeats:
June 13, 1865–January 28, 1939

William Butler Yeats, 1865-1939

William Butler Yeats, 1865-1939

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William Butler Yeats, the Irish poet, playwright, and politician, was born on this day in 1865. One of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century, Yeats’ life and work straddle the great divide between Romanticism and Modernism. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.

In life and in art, Yeats rejected modern rationalism, materialism, and egalitarianism. He saw them as coarsening and brutalizing.

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Yeats’ heidnisches „Second Coming“

Luc Olivier Merson, Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1879

Luc Olivier Merson, Rast auf der Flucht nach Ägypten, 1879

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(Auf AdS nachveröffentlicht anläßlich des heutigen 150. Geburtstages von William Butler Yeats.)

William Butler Yeats verfaßte sein berühmtestes Gedicht, „The Second Coming“, im Jahr 1919, in der Zeit des Großen Krieges und der bolschewistischen Revolution, als die Dinge wahrlich „auseinanderfielen“, darunter hauptsächlich die europäische Zivilisation. Der Titel bezieht sich natürlich auf die Wiederkunft Christi. Read more …

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Remembering William Butler Yeats:
June 13, 1865–January 28, 1939

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William Butler Yeats, the Irish poet, playwright, and politician, was born on this day in 1865. One of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century, Yeats’ life and work straddle the great divide between Romanticism and Modernism. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.

In life and in art, Yeats rejected modern rationalism, materialism, and egalitarianism. He saw them as coarsening and brutalizing.

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La Segunda Venida Pagana de Yeats

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Luc Olivier Merson, Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1879

Luc Olivier Merson, Descanso en el viaje a Egipto, 1879

William Butler Yeats escribió su famoso poema, “La Segunda Venida”, en 1919, al mismo tiempo que ocurría la Gran Guerra y la Revolución Bolchevique, cuando las cosas realmente estaban “derrumbándose”,  principalmente la civilización Europea. El título refiere, por supuesto, a la segunda llegada, segundo advenimiento, o segunda venida de Cristo. Pero a medida que la leo, el poema rechaza la idea de tal acontecimiento de forma literal. En su lugar, afirma dos sentidos no-cristianos de la segunda venida. Primero, hay un sentido metafórico del fin del presente mundo y la revelación de algo radicalmente nuevo. Segundo, hay un sentido de una segunda venida pero no de Cristo, sino del paganismo desplazado por el cristianismo. Read more …

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Yeats’ Pagan Second Coming

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Luc Olivier Merson, Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1879

Luc Olivier Merson, Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1879

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William Butler Yeats penned his most famous poem, “The Second Coming,” in 1919, in the days of the Great War and the Bolshevik Revolution, when things truly were “falling apart,” European civilization chief among them. The title refers, of course, to the Second Coming of Christ. But as I read it, the poem rejects the idea that the literal Second Coming of Christ is at hand. Instead, it affirms two non-Christian senses of Second Coming. First, there is the metaphorical sense of the end of the present world and the revelation of something radically new. Second, there is the sense of the Second Coming not of Christ, but of the paganism displaced by Christianity. Read more …

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W. B. Yeats

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The following text is a transcript by F.F. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture to the 35th New Right Meeting in London on Saturday October 15, 2011. In editing this transcription, I introduced punctuation and paragraph breaks. I also deleted a couple of false starts, added the first names of some figures, and added a missing line to “Easter, 1916.” Read more …

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Elitism, British Modernism, & Wyndham Lewis

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on Wyndham Lewis which was delivered to the 8th New Right meeting in London on May 28, 2006. There are a number of passages marked unintelligible. These passages appear in the recording at 4:00, 34:21, 40:12, 41:52, and 46:28. (You can listen to the lecture using the player below or by downloading the lecture.) If you can understand these words, please post a comment below.

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Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence

Kerry Bolton
Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence
Edited by Greg Johnson
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2012
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W. B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats, 1865–1939

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To commemorate the birthday of William Butler Yeats (June 13, 1865–January 28, 1939), we are publishing this expanded version of Kerry Bolton’s essay on Yeats, which forms chapter five of his book Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence, forthcoming from Counter-Currents. Read more …

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George Orwell on W. B. Yeats as Occult Fascist

William Butler Yeats, 1865–1939

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“W. B. Yeats” (1943)

“Translated into political terms, Yeats’s tendency is Fascist. Throughout most of his life, and long before Fascism was ever heard of, he had had the outlook of those who reach Fascism by the aristocratic route. He is a great hater of democracy, of the modern world, science, machinery, the concept of progress—above all, of the idea of human equality.”

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