POEMS [NOOK Book]

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This volume contains all the major lyric poems reflecting the diverse moods and phases of this important and inspiring poet, from ?He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven? and ?The Lake Isle of Innisfree? to ?Sailing to Byzantium.?
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POEMS

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Overview

This volume contains all the major lyric poems reflecting the diverse moods and phases of this important and inspiring poet, from “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” and “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” to “Sailing to Byzantium.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148155157
  • Publisher: Randall Sanders Publishing Co.
  • Publication date: 2/10/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 625,799
  • File size: 192 KB

Meet the Author

William Butler Yeats (/'je?ts/ yayts; 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 Gitanjali, which was about to be published by the India Society.
Yeats was born in Dublin and educated there and in London, but spent his childhood holidays in County Sligo. He studied poetry in his youth and from an early age was fascinated by both Irish legends and the occult. Those topics feature in the first phase of his work, which lasted roughly until the turn of the 20th century. His earliest volume of verse was published in 1889, and its slow-paced and lyrical poems display Yeats's debts to Edmund Spenser, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the poets of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. From 1900, Yeats's poetry grew more physical and realistic. He largely renounced the transcendental beliefs of his youth, though he remained preoccupied with physical and spiritual masks, as well as with cyclical theories of life.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Misleading Title

    Beggars can't be choosers, but this is NOT a book of W. B. Yeats' poems. It contains some play scripts, most of them poorly typeset, and quite fragmentary; any poetry consists of only a few obscure verses in the last ten or fifteen pages. Some form of electronic scanning must have been used in formatting this book into an e-book, but this has resulted in random computer code, perhaps ASCII, interrupting the text or forming entire and illegible passages unto themselves. After I submit this review, I will be deleting this from my library. No loss for me, as it is free, but maybe it will save someone the effort! Whoever put this out there should be embarassed.

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