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Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Autobiographies

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ISBN-10: 0684853388

ISBN-13: 9780684853383

Edition: 1999

Authors: W. B. Yeats, William H. O'Donnell, Douglas N. Archibald, William Butler Yeats, Douglas Archibald

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Autobiographiesconsists 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,…    
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List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 3/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

In his 1940 memorial lecture in Dublin, T. S. Eliot pronounced Yeats "one of those few whose history is the history of their own time, who are a part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them." Modern readers have increasingly agreed, and some now view Yeats even more than Eliot as the greatest modern poet in our language. Son of the painter John Butler Yeats, the poet divided his early years among Dublin, London, and the port of Sligo in western Ireland. Sligo furnished many of the familiar places in his poetry, among them the mountain Ben Bulben and the lake isle of Innisfree. Important influences on his early adulthood included his father, the writer and…    

In his 1940 memorial lecture in Dublin, T. S. Eliot pronounced Yeats "one of those few whose history is the history of their own time, who are a part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them." Modern readers have increasingly agreed, and some now view Yeats even more than Eliot as the greatest modern poet in our language. Son of the painter John Butler Yeats, the poet divided his early years among Dublin, London, and the port of Sligo in western Ireland. Sligo furnished many of the familiar places in his poetry, among them the mountain Ben Bulben and the lake isle of Innisfree. Important influences on his early adulthood included his father, the writer and…    

Editors'
Preface
Textual
Introduction
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Autobiographies
Reveries over Childhood and Youth(w. 1914, publ. 1916)
The Trembling of the Veil.Book I. Four Years: 1887-1891 (w. 1920-21, publ. 1921)
The Trembling of the Veil.Book II. Ireland after Parnell (w. 1920-22, publ. 1922)
The Trembling of the Veil.Book III. Hodos Chameliontos (w. 1920-22, publ. 1922)
The Trembling of the Veil.Book IV. The Tragic Generation (w. 1920-22, publ. 1922)
The Trembling of the Veil.Book V. The Stirring of the Bones (w. 1920-22, publ. 1922)
Dramatis Personae: 1896-1902(w. 1934, publ. 1935)
Estrangement: Extracts From A Diary Kept In 1909(w. 1909, publ. 1926)
The Death of Synge(w. 1909, 1911, 1914, publ. 1928)
The Bounty of Sweden(w. 1923-24, publ. 1924)
The Irish Dramatic Movement: A Lecture delivered to the Royal Academy of Sweden (w. 1923, publ. 1924)
Notes
Emendations to the Copy-TextEnd-of-Line
Word-Division in the Copy-Text
Background
Notes on Writers
Index