The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats [NOOK Book]

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Collection of poems by W.B. Yeats.
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Collection of poems by W.B. Yeats.
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  • BN ID: 2940012424792
  • Publisher: Hester Press
  • Publication date: 4/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 602,403
  • File size: 209 KB

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William Butler Yeats (play /ˈjeɪts/; 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and playwright, 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, 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 for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation." He was the first Irishman so honoured.[1] 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).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    An absolute must have for every library!

    Trying to describe the words of the timeless Yeats would be a disservice to him and an embarrassment to me. The numerous poems strike every emotion and are ready for any occasion. Yeats is truly the greatest poet of the modern era.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Killer

    Im a river and a forest bear killer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Blackberry

    Of coarse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Amazing!

    Thats really all i can say. I love yeats so so much!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    GREAT BOOK!!!

    This book has the most poem collection, from love,sad,happy,and greatnes. You can find so many poems to relate too!

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Finally "Brown Penny"

    I have been looking for a collection of Yeats poems that included this one and finally found it. I love all his poems, especially, 'The Song of the Wandering Aegeus" that was quoted in "Bridges of Madison County". However, "Brown Penny" is special. I couldn't wait for the book to arrive so I could mark it for further reference. I will surely read it many times as it has sentimental value as well as being beautifully written. All of Yeats works are special and I am so blessed to ad this to my collection of famouns poets' works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2002

    Challenging, but worth the effort

    I recently completed a college course on W.B. Yeats in which this collection was the main text used. Yeats's poetry is absolutely worth anyone's attention; reflecting both personal themes, mythological symbolism, and phenomena universal to the human condition. Still, I know that I would have found many of his poems non-sensical without having been given background knowledge on his life and beliefs. Yeats is rewarding to read, but you may want to get some background on both his life, especially his relationship with Maud Gonne, and his (odd) philosophical/mystical beliefs, presented in his book 'A Vision.' Without some of this background knowledge (and even with) many of his poems will either not make sense, or one will not be able to understand their deeper levels of meaning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2001

    Brilliant Butler

    I think that William Butler Yeats' poetry is challenging, always calling for the reader to meet him halfway. His anti-chronological build up and confusing fragments reflect his emotions and fit the early modernist style of poetry perfectly. Although it may seem difficult it is beatiful poetry with an undrlying meaning.

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