The Amaranthers

Jack Butler Yeats


Book, 19.6 x 14 cm, 273 p., language : English, publisher : William Heinemann Ltd, London/Toronto.
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2027/155).

Literary synopsis

The Amaranthers is Yeats' second novel where James Gilfoyle, a Dubliner, makes a journey to a magical isle off the west of Ireland. It is a mixture of straightforward narrative, a personal version of stream-of-thought, the melodrama of a thriller, and painter's notes. The visual element and thoughts on picture-making are predominant. The artist jokes about his own tendency to hoard newspaper photographs by justifying them as a means of communication when language is a barrier - the more hoarded the greater possibilities for communication through illustrations.

- Hilary Pile

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Melodrama, Thriller.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Art, Language, Photography, Travels.

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