ISBN 9780746308301,W.B. Yeats

W.B. Yeats


Northcote House



Northcote House

Publication Year 1998

ISBN 9780746308301

ISBN-10 0746308302

Paper Back

Number of Pages 128 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

This is the first one-volume selection of Yeats's work to include plays, criticism, and other prose writings alongside the poems. As a result it offers a unique perspective on the connectedness of Yeats's literary output, showing how his aesthetic, spiritual, and political development was reflected in everything he wrote. W. B. Yeats was born in 1865, only 38 years after the death of William Blake, and died in 1939, the contemporary of Ezra Pound and James Joyce. His career spanned two centuries and this anthology represents the full range of his achievement, from the Romantic early poems of Crossways and the symbolist masterpiece The Wind Among the Reeds to Last Poems. Myth and folk-tale influence both his poems and his plays, represented here by Cathleen Ni Houlihan and Deirdre among others. In his critical essays Yeats expounds his idiosyncratic magical symbolism and a selection of occult writings further explores the profound importance of the spirit world to his life and work. Political speeches, autobiographical writings, and a selection of letters complete the edition