Autobiographies - The Trembling of the Veil, Book V. The Stirring of the Bones, Summary & Analysis

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Yeats found himself in a position in 1897 to protect the activist Maud Gonne from fellow activists when she received permission to travel to America to do a lecture tour. To do this, Yeats accepted the Presidency of the '98 Commemoration Association of Great Britain. It was a post Yeats did not enjoy. When Maud Gonne returned to Ireland she became the leader of this young group of Irish activists. The group was joined by a group of anti-Parnellites of whom Yeats knew little. A short time later, Yeats and a member of this group met with Parliament members to talk out the question of separate identification. Among this group was Michael Davitt, a man who was bored by these...

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