Synopses & Reviews
This compelling collection spans Yeats's career: from the poems of his early years, which display his interest in Irish myths and his hopeless passion for Irish patriot Maud Gonne, to the soaring, majestic poems of his old age. Works of precision, economy and sensuous, lyrical beauty, they include "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," "The Wild Swans at Coole," "Byzantium," and "Leda and the Swan."
This compelling collection spans the Irish poet's career. Works of precision, economy, and sensuous, lyrical beauty, they include ?The Lake Isle of Innisfree, ? ?The Wild Swans at Coole, ? ?Byzantium, ? and ?Leda and the Swan.?
About the Author
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1856-1939) was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Born in Dublin, a leader of the Irish Renaissance, he dreamed of creating a new cultural identity for his country. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.