Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth

Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth

by William Yeats, Robert Welch

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Overview

This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats’s published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs. Through his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats attempted to create a movement in literature that was enriched by and rooted in a vital native tradition. In this volume Yeats’s essays, introductions and sketches are presented chronologically, giving a clear picture of how his analysis developed, increasing in its depth and complexity in his quest to create an Ireland of the imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141960999
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 07/29/1993
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 919,371
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

W B Yeats (1865 - 1939) is one of the great and innovative poets of the twentieth century. Much of his most vigorous verse on love, sex, Irish and international politics, the complexities of the occult and the 'sedentary toil' of poetry was producedin the years between his fiftieth birthday in 1915 and his death in 1939.

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