Additional Resources for Leda and the Swan by William Butler Yeats

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Ellmann, Maud, "Daughters of the Swan," in m/f, Vol. 11-12, 1986, pp. 119-62.

This essay uses the methods of pscyhoanalysis and
deconstruction to explore questions of gender and
sexuality in Yeats's poems and pays special attention
to "Leda and the Swan."


Ellmann, Richard, Yeats: The Man and the Masks, E. P. Dutton and Co., 1948.

This is an informative introduction to Yeats and his
ideas that combines biography and criticism.

Fletcher, Ian, "'Leda and the Swan' As Iconic Poem," in Yeats Annual, No. 1, edited by Richard J. Finneran, Humanities Press, 1982, pp. 82-113.

This book discusses the use of the Leda myth in other
works of literature and art and uses them to illuminate
Yeats's treatment of the story.

Young, David, Troubled Mirror: A Study of Yeats's "The Tower," University of Iowa Press, 1987, pp. 73-84.

Young provides a detailed account of the collection
in which "Leda and the Swan...

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