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One of the most famous poets of the 20th century, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was so popular and renowned during his time that he was the leader of what came to be known as the Irish Literary Revival, on the strength of his short stories and vivid poetry. Eventually it would lead to his winning a Nobel Prize in 1923. It is no surprise that Ireland loved its home grown son; the Nobel Prize Committee credited him for “inspired poetry, which ...
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A Book of Irish Verse (Illustrated)

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Overview

One of the most famous poets of the 20th century, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was so popular and renowned during his time that he was the leader of what came to be known as the Irish Literary Revival, on the strength of his short stories and vivid poetry. Eventually it would lead to his winning a Nobel Prize in 1923. It is no surprise that Ireland loved its home grown son; the Nobel Prize Committee credited him for “inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.”

Before Yeats won awards, his interest in spirituality and folklore drove him to write at length about Irish mythology and the occult before the turn of the 20th century. In many ways, it was Yeats who popularized the characters of Celtic mythology and medieval Irish folklore for contemporaneous audiences.

A Book of Irish Verse is a collection of poems about mythology and folklore that W. B Yeats selected and edited from various writers, including Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Moore, Jeremiah Joseph Callanan, Lady Dufferin, Emily Bronte, Oscar Wilde, and others. It is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and pictures of Ireland and characters from Irish folklore.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013986329
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 2/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,081,617
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Poor copy

    Especiallly those books which involve second languages must be in perfect typographical condition. This one, most definitely, is not. Unfortunate.

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    Posted March 18, 2013

    Awesome

    Read this book and you will be delighted. Im 11 and love it. Do not underestimate it! :-)>

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