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Responsibilities

(1916)
A collection of poems by

 
 
The Cornell Yeats edition of the poetry collection Responsibilities features the only surviving example of Ezra Pound and the author collaboratively revising a poem by Yeats. Working on a set of page proofs of "The Two Kings"-one of the poems in the volume-while they shared Stone Cottage in Sussex during the winter of 1913-1914, Pound wrote proposed revisions and Yeats then reacted to them, accepting some, changing some, and rejecting some. This process of collaborative revision is a precursor of Pound's more extensive marking, nearly a decade later, of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land.

Responsibilities is also of particular interest for its inclusion of a group of poems written about the highly public controversy over the attempts to build a Dublin Modern Art Gallery. Yeats wrote a long, detailed note in 1914 to explain the political background of the poems in this volume. The drafts of the note's sometimes caustic phrasing have survived and are included here.



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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Responsibilities
Author(s): William Butler Yeats
ISBN: 1-169-19970-4 / 978-1-169-19970-5 (USA edition)
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Responsibilities
Author(s): William Butler Yeats
ISBN: 1-161-45055-6 / 978-1-161-45055-2 (USA edition)
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May 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Responsibilities: Manuscript Materials (The Cornell Yeats)
Author(s): W B Yeats
ISBN: 0-8014-4107-2 / 978-0-8014-4107-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cornell University Press
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June 1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: Responsibilities
Author(s): W B Yeats
ISBN: 0-7165-1346-3 / 978-0-7165-1346-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Irish University Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Responsibilities (Perfect Library)
Author(s): William Butler Yeats
ISBN: 1-5057-4610-8 / 978-1-5057-4610-5 (USA edition)
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February 2013 : Paperback
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Title: Responsibilities
Author(s): W B Yeats
ISBN: 5518602545 / 978-5518602540
Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
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October 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Responsibilities; and other poems
Author(s): W B Yeats
ISBN: 0-217-98834-2 / 978-0-217-98834-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Responsibilities
Author(s): William Butler Yeats
ISBN: 1-162-68190-X / 978-1-162-68190-0 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Responsibilities (Dodo Press)
Author(s): William Butler Yeats
ISBN: 1-4099-3564-7 / 978-1-4099-3564-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Responsibilities
Author(s): William Butler Yeats
ISBN: 1-4191-4449-9 / 978-1-4191-4449-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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