Iseult Gonne, daughter of Maud Gonne and the French politician and journalist Lucien Millevoye, attracted many admirers - among them distinguished authors such as W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Arthur Symms, Lennox Robinson, Francis Stuart and Liam O'Flaherty. Yeats proposed marriage to her, Ezra Pound had a secret, passionate love affair with her and she married Francis Stuart. This book contains her hitherto unpublished letters to Yeats and Pound, edited and annotated by Anna MacBride White (Maud Gonne's granddaughter), Christina Bridgwater (Iseult's granddaughter) and A. Norman Jeffares, the distinguished Yeats scholar.
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Author Biography - Iseult Gonne
A. NORMAN JEFFARES has taught in the Universities of Dublin, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Leeds and Stirling. Life President at IASIL, the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, he has written two histories of Irish literature and many studies of Irish writers, including W.B. Yeats: Man and Poet, W.B. Yeats: A New Biography, Yeats's Poems and Commentaries on Yeats's poems and plays. Two volumes of his own poems have been published, and his recent work includes an edition of Oliver St. John Gogarty's Poems and Plays. He is currently writing a book of his own, Anecdotes, and co-editing two volumes of Irish writing in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries. ANNA MACBRIDE WHITE is one of Maud Gonne's four grandchildren. She co-edited The Gonne-Yeats Letters, 1893-1938: Always Your Friend (1992) and A Servant of the Queen (1994). She has recently completed the first volume of a Life of Maud Gonne Macbride. CHRISTINA BRIDGWATER is the grandaughter of Iseult Gonne. She has a degree in French and Art History.