By Marie Mulvey-Roberts
A unusually huge variety of English poets have both belonged to a mystery society, or been strongly encouraged by means of its tenets. the most effective recognized examples is Christopher Smart’s club of the Freemasons, and the ensuing effect of Masonic doctrines on A music to David. besides the fact that, many different poets have belonged to, or been stimulated through not just the Freemasons, however the Rosicrucians, Gormogons and Hell-Fire golf equipment. First released in 1986, this examine concentrates on 5 significant examples: clever, Burns, William Blake, William Butler Yeats and Rudyard Kipling, in addition to a couple of different poets. Marie Roberts questions why such a lot of poets were powerfully interested in the key societies, and considers the effectiveness of poetry as a medium for conveying mystery logos and formality. She indicates how a few poets believed that poetry may turn out a hidden symbolic language during which to bare nice truths.
The ideals of those poets are as varied as their perform, and this booklet sheds interesting gentle on numerous significant writers.
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