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Richard Wright, Native Son Among the first widely successful novels by an African American, Native Son boldly described a racist society that was unfamiliar to most Americans. Yeats , ed. Allan Wade. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, As a poet, Yeats hoped to subvert a language created for the description of the everyday world, in order to embody visions of the extra-terrestrial. The mirror of his art must not merely reflect, but kindle, start to burn with images hitherto unseen.
He sought them in translations of old Irish myths. He sought them in visionary poetry, especially that of Blake and Shelley.
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Family move to Regents Park, London. Yeats becomes a regular visitor to spiritualist Madame Blavatsky, and to the William Morris Household. Spends Christmas with Oscar Wilde.