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William Butler Yeats is considered Ireland's greatest poet. He is one of the most significant literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. This is the definitive collection of his poems, encompassing the full range of his powers, from the love lyrics to the political poems, from poems meditating on the bliss of youth, to ...more
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Published January 1st 1998 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published January 1st 1961)
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José Henriques
Nov 28, 2014 José Henriques rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Poemas” do irlandês W. B. Yeats, Prémio Nobel da Literatura em 1923, é um conjunto de poemas traduzidos por José Agostinho Baptista de excelente qualidade.

“Quando Fores Velha”
Quando fores velha, grisalha, vencida pelo sono,
Dormitando junto à lareira, toma este livro,
Lê-o devagar, e sonha com o doce olhar
Que outrora tiveram teus olhos, e com as suas sombras profundas;
Muitos amaram os momentos de teu alegre encanto,
Muitos amaram essa beleza com falso ou sincero amor,
Mas apenas um homem amou tua
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Tristy
May 23, 2013 Tristy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: true scholars of Yeats & Irish mythology nerds
This is the quintessential collection of the poetry of Yeats. It's dense and a bit difficult to get through, but the best part of the book are the detailed appendices and extensive explanatory notes. These both include long quotes from Yeats' personal writings, lectures and conversations, which help shed light on where the inspiration for his poetry came from. This is especially helpful with the Irish mythology that plays such a big role in his work. It's also delightful to discover that many of ...more
Dave
May 14, 2010 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
I don't have nearly enough background to deal with or adjudicate this collection. Things started to pick up for me with The Wild Swans at Coole and never looked backed. I didn't "get" many of the poems that dealt with Irish mythology, and I just didn't have the time to google each name associated with the various Irish rebellions. Someday. Lyrically, each poem was beautiful, sometimes quirky, and always oozing (sorry, but it's the best word) with subtext and emotion. In the uncollected poems tow ...more
Roisin O'Brien
May 30, 2012 Roisin O'Brien rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having just wrote my dissertation on Yeats, it's hard to get any perspective on him and why I like his poetry (and plays) so much. I'll get back to you.
Red
Sep 22, 2013 Red rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dead-poets
likewise with many authors of that time philosophy is abundant. but some gems like 'when you are old' and 'the wandering angus' go far beyond that.
Lightsey
Jul 23, 2009 Lightsey is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Yeats is such a total poet that reading this fills me with despair, but isn't that what summer's for?
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Lovely!
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William Butler Yeats (pronounced /ˈjeɪts/) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, se ...more
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