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W B Yeats - Collected Poems

Collected Poems

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W B Yeats - Collected Poems by W. B. Yeats

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W.B Yeats' life spanned the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries, and his poetry reflects all the turmoil, fervor, traditions and revolutions of that period. From the quiet beauty of 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' to the apocalyptic resonance of 'The Second Coming', this collection shows the impact of a great poet whose startling relevance to our own times grows more and more evident.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099723509
ISBN-10: 0099723506
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Feb-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author W. B. Yeats

Moon Spun Round by W. B. Yeats Moon Spun Round, Hardback (October 2016)

This sumptuously illustrated book complements the carefully selected works of W.B. Yeats, which include poems, stories, a letter from childhood, and an account of his daughter Anne's memories of childhood.

Terrible Beauty is Born by W. B. Yeats Terrible Beauty is Born, Paperback (March 2016)

By turns joyful and despairing, this title presents some of the twentieth century's greatest verse on fleeting youth, fervent hopes and futile sacrifice.

Selected Poems by W. B. Yeats Selected Poems, Hardback (November 2015)

This edition contains some of his best-known pieces, including the elegiac 'Easter 1916', the apocalyptic "The Second Coming" and the reflective and spiritual "Sailing to Byzantium".

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Author Biography - W. B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin on 13 June 1865. He studied to become a painter, like his father, but abandoned that profession in 1886 in favour of literature. He was heavily involved in the movement for an Irish literary revival and founded The Irish Literary Theatre with Lady Gregory, becoming its chief playwright. Yeats' interest in Irish national and traditional myths and imagery can be seen in his early poetry, such as The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems (1889), and he was also influenced by his enduring unrequited love for the young heiress Maude Gonne. In 1913 Yeats met the poet Ezra Pound and from that point his writing began to move away from the earlier Pre-Raphaelite style towards modernism. Yeats married Georgie Hyde-Lees in 1917 and with the help of his wife, and informed by his interest in mysticism, he developed a system of 'automatic writing' which profoundly affected the poetry of his later years. Yeats served as a senator of the Irish Free State from 1922 and 1928 and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. He died in the south of France in January 1939.

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