Maud Gonne

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Irish patriot and a founder of the Sinn Fein (1865-1953)


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In the poem "Fallen Majesty," Yeats repeats the phrase "what's gone," punning on Maud Gonne, the passionate Irish nationalist with whom he was enamored for much of his life, in a manner similar to Petrarch's puns on Laura's name (l'aura, lauro) (Ramazani 25).
and the flamboyant interventions of Maud Gonne and her posse of schoolgirls make for rewarding reading.
Yeats, Ireland's greatest poet, and Maud Gonne, a ravishing English society beauty who was also a flaming torch-bearer for Irish nationalism and founder of Sinn Fein.
Unlike many other heroines, Maud Gonne lives a separate life with her distinct personality in Yeats's works.
The book ends with an afterword briefly commenting on Griffiths's most recent screenplay about Maud Gonne and William Butler Yeats, Willie and Maud.
In the mid-1890s Yeats, along with Maud Gonne, the woman for whom he yearned and rhapsodized for much of his adult life, hoped to establish a "Celtic Order of Mysteries" in a "Castle of the Heroes," located on an island in Lough Key in Country Roscommon.
The intervention of "masterful Heaven" to "save" the Countess's soul is the intervention of an earlier, "masterful" Yeats to preserve and even enhance the already-visionary status that Maud Gonne occupied in his imagination.
She said the festival would include discussions on Maud Gonne, a beautiful and ardent Irish revolutionary, who became a favourite subject in the British press for her on-off romance with Nobel prize-winning poet W.
There is a fascinating account of meetings with the elderly and alert Maud Gonne.
Trouble is, he can't convince the great love of his life - Maud Gonne MacBride, a fiery and beautiful Irish nationalist leader - to share his dream.
Also the grave of Maud Gonne MacBride, the wife of executed republican John MacBride, is located near the final resting place of Jim Larkin.
MacBride did not comment on his childhood in his memoir, and Nic Dhaibheid takes great care to reconstruct a period in which his mother, Maud Gonne, was a constant presence, contrasting with the absence of his father, John MacBride, whose execution "transformed him in the eyes of his estranged wife and son from feared bogeyman to revered martyr" (17).
We also learn about Maud Gonne, the great love of Yeats's life who refused to marry him but inspired some of his finest poems; as calculating in her way as Yeats, an English-born Irish nationalist, the mistress of a French politician before she met Yeats, deliberately lying to him about her two illegitimate children, whom she claimed she had "adopted," though her daughter was conceived on the very grave of her infant son, she later shocked him by marrying the fiery Irish nationalist Major John McBride, while all the time leading him on and even consenting briefly to be his mistress after she divorced McBride.