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William Butler Yeats ❰BOOKS❯ ⚣ William Butler Yeats Author W.B. Yeats – Buyprobolan50.co.uk He was the finest modern poet in the English language plus a playwright, theatre manager, politician, and passionate believer in supernatural William Butler Yeats writing captures all the magic and my He was the finest modern poet in the English language plus a playwright, theatre manager, politician, and passionate believer in supernatural William Butler Yeats writing captures all the magic and mystery of his native Ireland, and here are someof his finest, most mesmerizing verses In The Stolen Child, fairies come in the night to entice a boy away forever to where the wave of moonlight glosses the dim grey sands with light Yeats claimed that a Greek folk song inspired The Song of Wandering Aengus William Butler MOBI :º the excerpt here follows Aengus on his quest to locate an enchanted girl Visions of a fierce and terrible battle where unknown perishing armies beat about my ears emerge in The Valley of the Black Pig, all seen in a dream Matching the beauty of Yeats written images are a series of exquisite and evocative paintings, which range from panoramic natural landscapes to compelling portraits of characters both human and fantastic And, as always, this acclaimed series features fascinating biographical information, introductions to each verse, and full annotations that define difficult unfamiliar vocabulary.


About the Author: W.B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of th century literature A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, serving as its chief during its early years In he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for what the William Butler MOBI :º Nobel Committee described as inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation He was the first Irishman so honored Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize such works include The Tower and The Winding Stair and Other Poems Yeats was born and educated in Dublin but spent his childhood in County Sligo He studied poetry in his youth, and from an early age was fascinated by both Irish legends and the occult Those topics feature in the first phase of his work, which lasted roughly until the turn of the century His earliest volume of verse was published in , and those slow paced and lyrical poems display debts to Edmund Spenser and Percy Bysshe Shelley, as well as to the Pre Raphaelite poets From , Yeats poetry grewphysical and realistic He largely renounced the transcendental beliefs of his youth, though he remained preoccupied with physical and spiritual masks, as well as with cyclical theories of lifefrom Wikipedia.



10 thoughts on “William Butler Yeats

  1. Beverly Beverly says:

    This is one of thethan 20 books in the Poetry for Young People series The editor is a scholar of Irish literature Glenn Harrington contributes the paintings, which look like oil paintings The introduction is a four page biography of Yeats The rest of the book is comprised of 26 of his poems, with commentary and brief glossary for each one One problem I had is that a few of the poems are printed over one of the paintings, making it difficult to make out the words But most of the poe This is one of thethan 20 books in the Poetry for Young People series The editor is a scholar of Irish literature Glenn Harrington contributes the paintings, which look like oil paintings The introduction is a four page biography of Yeats The rest of the book is comprised of 26 of his poems, with commentary and brief glossary for each one One problem I had is that a few of the poems are printed over one of the paintings, making it difficult to make out the words But most of the poems are printed against a white background.Now having read these poems, I find that I am not a great fan of them I liked them well enough, but not enough to read them over and over They are very much of Yeats time and place, and perhaps I just don t relate to them all that well They do use a lot of imagery and symbolism, and I can understand why Yeats is one of Ireland s greatest poets


  2. Miri Miri says:

    Some really beautiful illustrations I wish they d chosen a different one for the cover because although this one looks lovely accompanying The Lake Isle of Innisfree, on the cover it just looks brown The illustration that accompanies The Sad Shepherd is brighter andcolorful and would have made the coverappealing, I think And poetry is something that needs to be sold, especially to kids.


  3. N. Moss N. Moss says:

    Absolutely gorgeous book with the richest, most evocative illustrations It is means for children, but I appreciated the glossary of terms and the brief biography of Yeats Just glorious.


  4. Courtney Mosier Warren Courtney Mosier Warren says:

    A lovely collection.


  5. Katie Katie says:

    I read this book for National Poetry Month It is a collection of poems by William Butler Yeats designed for young adult readers The librarian at my school recommended this series of collections when I told her that I wanted to read poetry but was usually not a big fan of it I am sad to say the book did not change my opinion of that I am still not a fan of reading poetry However, I did find myself enjoying a couple of his poems My favorites were The Lake Isle of Innisfree and To A Child Da I read this book for National Poetry Month It is a collection of poems by William Butler Yeats designed for young adult readers The librarian at my school recommended this series of collections when I told her that I wanted to read poetry but was usually not a big fan of it I am sad to say the book did not change my opinion of that I am still not a fan of reading poetry However, I did find myself enjoying a couple of his poems My favorites were The Lake Isle of Innisfree and To A Child Dancing In The Wind I think The Lake Isle of Innisfree won hands down It was the only one I really remember from the collection there were 25 poems total.There was a brief introduction in the front of the book that I found particularly helpful It gave a wonderful explanation and biography of Yeats and why the majority of his poems revolve around Ireland and the mystic beings of Irish folklore Further, each poem has a brief introduction that gives an overview of the poem and the meaning the author was attempting to convey Also, there are footnotes for difficult words in the poem, well words that are considered difficult for young adult readers I found both of these aspects helpful and enlightening when reading the poems I myself do not like searching for the deep underlining meaning of the poems I like ones that I can easily relate to and are not metaphors forabstract concepts As for Yeats, he hit this idea about half the time, so it wasn t too hard for me to finish the collection.My favorite part of the book by far were the illustrations and artwork done by Glenn Harrington for the book They are impressionist, which is my favorite are style and beautifully represent every poem I would have continued in the book just for those.I would recommend this book, or rather the entire Poetry for Young People series to anyone starting to get into poetry for the first time They do a wonderful job of opening up the world of poetry to people unfamiliar with it I am giving it a 3 star rating for attempts to help understand poems and the artwork.https bookmouseblog.wordpress.com 2


  6. Genndy Genndy says:

    An another classic which didn t fully held up to my expectations This book is a collection of translations of his works poetry, dramas, essays on Croatian I couldn t really like his poetry, because it is so exclusive in dealing with all things Irish that you have to know Irish history and folklore to be able to grasp it s meaning without reading a fucking encyclopedia A poet should write universally and not exclusively in order to be great, I thing That double counts when you are so famous An another classic which didn t fully held up to my expectations This book is a collection of translations of his works poetry, dramas, essays on Croatian I couldn t really like his poetry, because it is so exclusive in dealing with all things Irish that you have to know Irish history and folklore to be able to grasp it s meaning without reading a fucking encyclopedia A poet should write universally and not exclusively in order to be great, I thing That double counts when you are so famous and respected as he is.Now, his dramas are something else Them I really liked They are full of folklore in a context so you can understand it right away, plots are really engaging your imagination, and folcloristic immagery is superb.2 of his essays which are presented in here are really forgettable.So, big thumbs up for dramatic works, but without other Yeats s works I can really live just fine


  7. Ruth Dahl Ruth Dahl says:

    My introduction to the poetry of W.B Yeats.My favourite was The Stolen Child I will definitely be readingof his poetry.


  8. Rebbi Rebbi says:

    This book is filled with the beautiful words of Yeats and gorgeous illustrations that are worthy of those brilliant words.


  9. Dayna Smith Dayna Smith says:

    Another wonderful selection of poems and marvelous illustrations in this fabulous series A must have for all teachers and a must read for all poetry lovers.


  10. Mae Mae says:

    8 10Detailed and thought full


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