W. B. Yeats: Man and Poet

W. B. Yeats: Man and Poet

by A. Norman Jeffares
     
 

One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is among the greatest poets to have written in the English language. He was a multi-talented writer, fascinated by the occult, an important dramatist, critic and autobiographer, with a career extending over more than fifty years. Professor Jeffares investigates the

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One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is among the greatest poets to have written in the English language. He was a multi-talented writer, fascinated by the occult, an important dramatist, critic and autobiographer, with a career extending over more than fifty years. Professor Jeffares investigates the relationship between Yeats's life and his work. He considers the crucial moments as well as the famous relationships that changed Yeats's destiny. A founder of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Yeats was also a Senator of the Irish Free State. His life has provided a remarkably rich and varied canvas for this timeless biography.

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Booknews
A new paper edition of the elegant biography of the poet and his life remains the standard of scholarly and critical work on Yeats. The original publication was made in 1949 and the author, at that time, was able not only to do research from personal papers and documents, but was helped by Yeats' widow in gathering the materials. The biography concentrates on the poet's own writings set within the framework of his life, rather than relying on critical readings, and allows the reader to come closer to the artist without stepping over the boundaries of attentive, sensitive, and detailed scholarship. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312158149
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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