By Samrat Pradhan When reading WB Yeats’ poem on Leda and the Swan, what fascinated me most was that, in the early 20th century, his writing was considered a new revelatory way of thinking about this fable. While the story itself had not changed and was always very morally dubious, it was before, thought of,Continue reading “Leda and The Swan: Change is Happening”
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Not as many feathers: Paglia, Leda, and the women of today.
Nora Cornell • September 22, 2020 Camille Paglia’s essay on Yeats’ “Leda and the Swan” is a masterclass in both interpretation and extrapolation; her breadth of analysis gives the poem a deeper meaning, and scattered literary allusions twist her writing into a criticism of the larger Western canon. At first, it feels strange to handleContinue reading “Not as many feathers: Paglia, Leda, and the women of today.”