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A William Butler Yeats Encyclopedia
Sam McCready
0313283710
Aug 1997
Hardcover
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Review
“...this well-researched volume is recommended for all academic collections and will be profitably consulted by anyone studying Irish 20th-century literature and history.”–Choice
“"....terribly useful...."”–New York Public Library
“This comprehensive encyclopedia contains a formidable A to Z of all things Yeatsian.”–Nineteenth-Century Literature
“As much as the headstone that there marks his grave, McReady's encyclopedia serves as a memorial to Yeats. But it is more than that; it is also an active resource for the study of one of Ireland's brightest literary lights.”–Rettig on Reference

Book Description
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was not only a major Irish poet, but also a playwright, politician,...


The Celtic Twilight
William Butler Yeats
0486436578
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Best known for his poetry, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was also a dedicated exponent of Irish folklore. Yeats took a particular interest in the tales' mythic and magical roots. The Celtic Twilight ventures into the eerie and puckish world of fairies, ghosts, and spirits. "This handful of dreams," as the author referred to it, first appeared in 1893, and its title refers to the pre-dawn hours, when the Druids performed their rituals. It consists of stories recounted to the poet by his friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Yeats' faithful transcription of their narratives includes his own visionary experiences, appended to the storytellers' words as a form of commentary. Unabridged republication of the classic 1902 edition.


Autobiographies
William Butler Yeats
0684807289
Mar 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume III: Autobiographies is part of the fourteen-volume series overseen by eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finnerah and George Mills Harper. The series includes virtually all of the Nobel laureate's published work, with authoritative and explanatory notes.Autobiographies consists of six autobiographical works -- Reveries Over Childhood and Youth, The Trembling of the Veil, Dramatis Personae, Estrangement, The Death of Synge, and The Bounty of Sweden -- that William Butler Yeats published together in the mid-1930s to form a single, extraordinary memoir of the first fifty-eight years of his life, from his earliest memories of childhood to winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. This volume provides a vivid series of personal accounts of a wide range of figures, and it describes...


Yeats: The Man and the Masks
Richard Ellmann
0393008592
March 1978
Paperback
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Book Description
The definitive biography of William Butler Yeats. The most influential poet of his age, Yeats eluded the grasp of many who sought to explain him. In this classic critical examination of the poet, Richard Ellmann strips away the masks of his subject: occultist, senator of the Irish Free State, libidinous old man, and Nobel Prize winner.

About the Author
National Book Award-winning biographer Richard Ellmann was the author of the landmark biographies James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, among many other highly praised works.


The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Vol. III
William Butler Yeats
0684853388
Mar 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Autobiographies consists of six autobiographical works that William Butler Yeats published together in the mid-1930s to form a single, extraordinary memoir of the first fifty-eight years of his life, from his earliest memories of childhood to winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. This volume provides a vivid series of personal accounts of a wide range of figures, and it describes Yeats's work as poet and playwright, as a founder of Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre, his involvement with Irish nationalism, and his fascination with occultism and visions. This book is most compelling as Yeats's own account of the growth of his poetic imagination. Yeats thought that a poet leads a life of allegory, and that his works are comments upon it. Autobiographies enacts his ruling belief in the connections and coherence between the...


Early Memories
John Butler Yeats
0766179702
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
1923. This little book contains an intriguing and notably well-written autobiographical account of John Butler Yeats, the father of William Butler Yeats the Irish poet and dramatist. John Yeats was a notable artist in his own right and this historical account of his life will grab the reader's attention.


W.B. Yeats: A Life, Volume 1: The Apprentice Mage, 1865-1914
R.F. F. Foster
0192880853
December 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
There are several biographies of the great Irish poet to choose from, and the one you'll prefer depends on how much biography you want. Subtitled "The Apprentice Mage, 1865-1914," this is the one for completists (though they'll have to wait for Volume Two to get through Yeats's death in 1939). The author, a noted Irish historian, renders Yeats's life almost day to day, giving a particularly lively sense of the helter-skelter nature of his early years and a nice depiction of his tumultuous engagement with the Abbey Theatre. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
In a poem ("The Choice") written in his late 60s, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) asserted that "The intellect of man is forced to choose/Perfection of the life or of the...


The Celtic Twilight
William Butler Yeats
0809564890
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
"I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world, and to show in a vision something of the face of Ireland..." Ireland is home to some of the world's most enchanting myths and tales. But many of these stories would have been lost if they hadn't been recorded and written down. Poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats was one of these fortunate witnesses. In THE CELTIC TWILIGHT, originally published in 1893, he collected some of the most delightful myths and folktales of his native land. Yeats recalls stories about the devil, sorcerers, faeries, village ghosts, and unexplainable events. They illuminate a world of magical and miraculous creatures and constitute a worldview that can also be glimpsed in Yeats' acclaimed...


Yeats's Vision Papers Volume IV: The Discoveries of Michael Robartes
William Butler Yeats
0333913264
December 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Volume IV of Yeat's Vision Papers presents four documents that represent Yeats's earliest attmepts to craft A Vision from the Automatic Script he and his wife George generated beginning in 1917. The volume includes a manuscript and typescript of "The Discoveries of Michael Robartes" (a dialogue between two favorite symbolic and fictional characters), an untitled manuscript also in dialogue form, and a document labeled "Version B", an early draft of the 28 Phases of the Moon from A Vision.


Family Secrets
William Michael Murphy
0815603010
Jan 1995
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Murphy, whose Prodigal Father (LJ 4/1/78) was nominated for a National Book Award, creates a novellike portrait of Yeats in brilliant and lucid prose. He connects the reader to a family of artisans, rooted in the aesthetic imagination of the father, John Butler Yeats. The book focuses on the four children, revealing the secret mysteries of their personalities and artistic talents. Murphy uses primary sources never before released for publication that provide an intimate look into the family life of one of our best English-speaking poets. Loyalty held the family together, despite the financial and artistic failures of the father, which became a burden for the entire family. The children each reacted differently to the father's artistic shortcomings and his poor "sense of economy," but he did give them a sense that...


Prodigal Father: The Life of John Butler Yeats (1839-1922)
William M. Murphy
0815607253
September 2001
Paperback
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The Celtic Twilight
William Butler Yeats
1598184350
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world, and to show in a vision something of the face of Ireland..." Ireland is home to some of the world's most enchanting myths and tales. But many of these stories would have been lost if they hadn't been recorded and written down. Poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats was one of these fortunate witnesses. In THE CELTIC TWILIGHT, originally published in 1893, he collected some of the most delightful myths and folktales of his native land. Yeats recalls stories about the devil, sorcerers, faeries, village ghosts, and unexplainable events. They illuminate a world of magical and miraculous creatures and constitute a worldview that can also be glimpsed in Yeats' acclaimed...

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