Yeats Annual is the leading international research-level journal devoted to the greatest twentieth-century poet in the English language. Its twelfth issue, That Accusing Eye: Yeats and His Irish Readers, is a special number devoted to one of the great realities of Yeats's writing, the Irish audience that he loved enough to scorn. This audience managed to wound him both by its attention and its indifference. As the eight essays by Irish critics show, it matters even more in the changing Ireland of today. A total of eighteen authors is represented, and seventeen new books are reviewed, including five new volumes in the Cornell Manuscripts Series.
Frontispiece: David Patrick Moran (1869-1936), The Leader, 8 February 1936 - Abbreviations - Editorial Board - Notes on the Contributors - Preface and Acknowledgements - THAT ACCUSING EYE - Introductory Reflections
E.Longley - A 'General Crowd of Small Singers': Dowden's Yeats Reassessed
E.Patten - Moran's Collar: Yeats and Irish Ireland
D.Toomey - 'You Need Not Fear that I am Not Amiable': Reading Yeats (Reading) Autobiographies
E.Hughes - 'It is Time that I Wrote my Will ...': Anxieties of Influence and Succession
E.Longley - 'When the Newspapers have Forgottem Me': Yeats, Obituarists, and Irishness
R.F.Foster - Getting the North: Yeats and Northern Nationalism
J.W.Foster - Yeats, Form and Northern Irish Poetry
P.McDonald - SHORTER NOTES - Professor Augustine Martin
A.N.Jeffares - A.L. Burt's 1898 Edition of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales 'Edited by W.B. Yeats'