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Autobiographies Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Trembling of the Veil, Book I. Four Years: 1887-1891, Summary

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The Trembling of the Veil, Book I. Four Years: 1887-1891, Summary and Analysis

In the late 1880s, Yeats and his family moved from Dublin to Bedford Park. Across the street lived an artist, who was supposed to be related to Pocahontas, who was one of many of Yeats' father's friends that had great influence on him. Nearby lived W.E. Henley, a poet under whom Yeats learned a great deal. Henley would often edit Yeats' work and helped him to become a stronger poet. Yeats also met Oscar Wilde during this time; a man he felt was perfect in his writing. Yeats found Wilde to be the type that would never find joy in humiliating a person, but who had high expectations of those around him just the same. Yeats put this behavior down to Wilde's unusual childhood...

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