The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume I: The Poems: Revised Second Edition

The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume I: The Poems: Revised Second Edition

by William Butler Yeats, Richard J. Finneran
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The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume I: The Poems: Revised Second Edition by William Butler Yeats

The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats includes all of the poems authorized by Yeats for inclusion in his standard canon. Breathtaking in range, it encompasses the entire arc of his career, from luminous reworkings of ancient Irish myths and legends to passionate meditations on the demands and rewards of youth and old age, from exquisite, occasionally whimsical songs of love, nature, and art to somber and angry poems of life in a nation torn by war and uprising. In observing the development of rich and recurring images and themes over the course of his body of work, we can trace the quest of this century's greatest poet to unite intellect and artistry in a single magnificent vision.

Revised and corrected, this edition includes Yeats's own notes on his poetry, complemented by explanatory notes from esteemed Yeats scholar Richard J. Finneran. The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats is the most comprehensive edition of one of the world's most beloved poets available in paperback.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451603057
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 252,202
File size: 2 MB

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The late Richard J. Finneran was general editor, with George Mills Harper, of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats for many years; series editor of The Poems in the Cornell Yeats; and editor of Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies, among other works. He held the Hodges Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; was a past president of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association; and served as executive director of the Society for Textual Scholarship.
William Butler Yeats is generally considered to be Ireland’s greatest poet, living or dead, and one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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(Well, the new start to the 'wb' results! Let's make this one good!) <p> All she heard was ringing. All she felt was pain. All she saw was a blur. All she tasted was blood. <br> Winterpaw woke up from her unnciousness. She was alive. The scents aound her were confusing- herbs and plants, familiar WaterClan clanmates and... ScorchClan? She tried her best to block out her senses. Already, Winterpaw could feel a fierce migrain forming behind her eyes. A screech of fury and pain came from somewhere, followed by more commotion. <br> "Winterpaw." The familiar voice of Oceanheart. That meant she was back in the medicine den. Winterpaw dared open her eyes. It was as if she still had the bleariness of a long sleep that she needed to blink out... but couldn't. <br> "Oceanheart... why can't I see well?" <br> "The truth is," he sighed, "never in your life have you been able to see as normally as us. The near-death you faced made it worse. See, your eyes have much less pigment in them than normal cats' eyes do. That causes the red or pink color that albino animals have and bad vision. You won't be able to see better again." <br> "What's all the commotion outside? What happened?" She pushed, not caring much about her sight. <br> "Dustpaw told us the whole story. Everything. He was brave to go with his sister just to save you... In my opinion, I think he went a little over-board with trying to gain their trust by almost killing you. It worked, though. After ScorchClan had passed the rabbit burrow you two were hidden in, Dustpaw dragged you back to Water-" he was cut off by another screech from outside, making Winterpaw cringe, and then it resued back to the backround noise of... she didn't know what, exactally. Oceanheart continued quickly. "He brought you back to WaterClan. You had a severe concussion and a lot of blood and vision loss. You'll have to stay with me for another week or so." <br> "And the loud noises outside...?" Winterpaw asked impatiently. <br> "When ScorchClan lost you, they thought you were in our camp..." he began slowly. "Everybody's outside in a fight." <br> "No!" Winterpaw sprang to her paws, immidiately swaying from dizziness, but started outside to join the battle. Oceanheart tugged her back by the scruff. <br> "No way. You're the target for ScorchClan in that battle. You'll be killed in seconds." <br> "I can't leave them to die! My family and friends are out there faing death because of /me/!" An opiphanny struck Winterpaw like lightning. "Dustpaw! ScorchClan would be even more furious at him than me! He helped me escape! Please, Oceanheart. Please let me fight... just for a little." Oceanheart looked hesitant. <br> "Ok. For only ten minutes. If you're dizzy and you feel like you're gona faint again, come right back. You hear?" Winterpaw eagerly nodded before dashing out into the clearing. <br> "Wait!" Oceanheart called, but she ignored him. The clearing was in complete chaos. WaterClan outnumbered ScorchClan, but the enemy had much better fighters with a thirst for blood. Blood stains were everywhere, so were chunks of skin and fur. <br> *How long have they been fighting?* She searched for Dustpaw. He was crowded by defending clanmates and fighting ScorchClanners. Winterpaw was about to spring in to help the cat that risked and safed her life, when a screech of grief rose from the back of camp. Owlblizzard's dead body lay on the ground. Fawnspots and their kits were wailing next to their fathers' body. -Reflections&#9830
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Thats really all i can say. I love yeats so so much!
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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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bookwormAP More than 1 year ago
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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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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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