Sailing to Byzantium | Critical Essay by J. L. Kerbaugh

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Critical Essay by J. L. Kerbaugh

SOURCE: “Yeats's ‘Sailing to Byzantium’ and ‘The Tower’: A Dialectic of Body and Intellect,” in Yeats Eliot Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, Fall, 1990, pp. 90-94.

In the following essay, Kerbaugh speculates on Yeats's arrangement of “Sailing to Byzantium” and “The Tower” in his poetry collection, The Tower.

The common subject matter of “Sailing to Byzantium” and “The Tower”—making one's soul, and coming to terms with old age and death and with the relationship between old age and art—explains clearly enough why Yeats printed the two poems side by side in The Tower, a matter which has nevertheless occasionally puzzled critics.1 Some question may remain, however, as to why Yeats printed “...

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