Autobiographies - Study Guide The Trembling of the Veil, Book II. Ireland after Parnell, Summary & Analysis

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In Dublin, Yeats created the National Literary Society with the eventual desire to begin a theater that could bring his own plays and those of others to people in the country. Yeats gathered a great number of people into his group's membership from his pool of friends. Debates began immediately over the appropriate type of plays to put on. Most members leaned toward the traditional, while Yeats wanted to open the door for more original work. During this time, Yeats lived with John O'Leary, the president of the Society. O'Leary was a great believer in the traditional literature, and he and Yeats would often struggle to make their opinions understood between each other. O'Leary and Yeats would often have long discussions about literature...

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