Poetry Of W. B. Yeats
One of Ireland's greatest writers, Yeats helped to revive the fortunes of Irish literature through his poetry. His fascination with the legends and fairy tales of Irish folklore contributed a mythical, ethereal quality to his verse that cannot be found anywhere else.
William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He belonged to the Protestant, Anglo-Irish minority that had controlled the economic, political, social, and cultural life of Ireland since at least the end of the 17th century. Most members of this minority considered themselves English people who happened to have been born in Ireland, but Yeats staunchly affirmed his Irish nationality. Although he lived in London for 14 years of his childhood (and kept a permanent home there during the first half of his adult life), Yeats maintained his cultural roots, featuring Irish legends and heroes in many of his poems and plays.
Pub Date: 2018
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches