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Winding Stair and Other Poems A Facsimile Edition

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ISBN-10: 1416589929

ISBN-13: 9781416589921

Edition: 2011

Authors: W. B. Yeats, George Bornstein

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 3/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
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…