The Celtic Twilight [NOOK Book]

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This is one of the best-known collections of Yeats' prose; in it he explores the longstanding connection between the people of Ireland and the inhabitants of the land of Fairy. Yeats, who had profound mystic and visionary beliefs, writes with conviction of the reality of Fairies, both in his own experience, and in the everyday life of the Irish. This relatively short work serves as a way for readers to discover Yeats' powerful word craft and get an overview of Celtic Fairy lore. Yeats: I HAVE desired, like every ...
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The Celtic Twilight

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Overview

This is one of the best-known collections of Yeats' prose; in it he explores the longstanding connection between the people of Ireland and the inhabitants of the land of Fairy. Yeats, who had profound mystic and visionary beliefs, writes with conviction of the reality of Fairies, both in his own experience, and in the everyday life of the Irish. This relatively short work serves as a way for readers to discover Yeats' powerful word craft and get an overview of Celtic Fairy lore. Yeats: I HAVE desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world, and to show in a vision something of the face of Ireland to any of my own people who would look where I bid them. I have therefore written down accurately and candidly much that I have heard and seen, and, except by way of commentary, nothing that I have merely imagined.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781105843860
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 1/14/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 280,568
  • File size: 443 KB

Meet the Author

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 - 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, founded the Abbey Theatre, where he served as its chief during its early years. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honoured for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation." Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize; such works include The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1929). Yeats was a very good friend of American expatriate poet and Bollingen Prize laureate Ezra Pound. Yeats wrote the introduction for Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali, which was published by the India Society.
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Table of Contents

This book -- A teller of tales -- Belief and unbelief -- Mortal help -- A visionary -- Village ghosts -- 'Dust hath closed Helen's eye' -- A knight of the sheep -- An enduring heart -- The sorcerers -- The devil -- Happy and unhappy theologians -- The last gleeman -- Regina, regina pigmeorum, veni -- 'And fair, fierce women' -- Enchanted woods -- Miraculous creatures -- Aristotle of the books -- The swine of the gods -- A voice -- Kidnappers -- The untiring ones -- Earth, fire and water -- The old town -- The man and his boots -- A coward -- The three O'Byrnes and the evil faeries -- Drumcliff and Rosses -- The thick skull of the fortunate -- The religion of a sailor -- Concerning the nearness together of heaven, earth, and purgatory -- The eaters of precious stones -- Our Lady of the hills -- The golden age -- A remonstrance with Scotsmen for having soured the disposition of their ghosts and faeries -- War -- The queen and the fool -- The friends of the people of faery -- Dreams that have no moral -- By the roadside -- Into the twilight.
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  • Posted March 24, 2011

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    Outstanding

    Though sadly neglected, this book is of great importance to the study of folklore. It is brilliantly told by one of the greatest poets. He compiled it from the tales of many people in Ireland and forged it into a memorable, haunting, and important book. Read it!!

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    Posted January 21, 2012

    Love it

    Great book :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2014

    Great Foray into Fairy Folklore

    Love the info this book provides. Well worth reading.

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