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Ireland's greatest poet, William Butler Yeats, was also perhaps the most outstanding poet to have written in English since Wordsworth. Many of his early poems - wistful, mysterious and suffused with Pre-Raphaelite imagery - are of haunting beauty. But in the early 1900s Yeats became disillusioned with this twilight, imaginary world and turned his thoughts increasingly to r...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 1986 by Thames & Hudson
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Yeats had a lifelong fascination with supernatural nonsense. Such thinking, however, may have influenced some of his greater poems in a positive way. 'Mr WB Yeats, Presenting Mr George Moore to the Queen of Fairies', 1904. Artist: Max Beerbohm is a very telling satire of the absurdity of some of the great poet's beliefs.

When Yeats was in his 20s, he met Maud Gonne, the woman he would love for perhaps the rest of his life without it being returned. She was a woman who spoke of war and the glorie...more
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My favourite written words by Yeats are located on his epitaph.
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This is a beautifully illustrated and wonderfully informative short book-- the perfect way to start learning about the man.
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