Who Goes With Fergus?

by Pericles Lewis The short lyric “Who Goes With Fergus?” (1892) is representative of William Butler Yeats‘s symbolist phase, in which he aimed, not at the simple one-to-one correspondences of allegory, but at a more subtle symbolism, resistant to decipherment. In this short lyric, “love’s bitter mystery” and the mysteries of poetry are symbolized by… Continue Reading Who Goes With Fergus?

Rebecca West

Biography by Jessica Svendsen Novelist, journalist, critic, and feminist, Rebecca West (1892-1983) is considered one of the finest prose writers in twentieth-century England. Born Cicely Isabel Fairfield, she wrote under the penname Rebecca West. She has since become legendary, not only as an outspoken feminist and mistress of H.G. Wells, but also as the prolific… Continue Reading Rebecca West