Peter Alderson Smith, W. B. Yeats and the Tribes of Danu: Three Views of Irelands Fairies Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble, 1987
Department of Literature and Modern Languages
Irish Literary Supplement
This is a very ambitious work, in which the author seeks to 1) present early Irish beliefs concerning the Tuatha De Danann (Tribes of the Goddess Danu) as revealed in medieval Irish literary tradition; 2) describe the modern (19th- and 20th-century) Irish folk beliefs concerning the fairies, thought to derive from the Tuatha De Danann; and 3) investigate the changes in W.B. Yeats’s views of the Otherworld between his writing of The Countess Cathleen and the publication of Responsibilities.
Doan, J. E. (1988). Peter Alderson Smith, W. B. Yeats and the Tribes of Danu: Three Views of Irelands Fairies Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble, 1987. Irish Literary Supplement, 7 (1) Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facarticles/445