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Zsuzsanna Balázs – The ‘Swiftness’ of Yeats: Italian Fascism, Elitism, and W. B. Yeats’s Swift-Myth

Over the last few months, my research interest has turned towards the examination of the influence of Italian Fascism and authoritarian politics on William Butler Yeats’s oeuvre. I usually discuss this topic with regard to Luigi Pirandello’s and Yeats’s theatre, but this time, I chose to explore this theme in Yeats’s reading of the eighteenth-century…