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The author of the book: W.B. Yeats
Date of issue: June 1st 2004
ISBN: 1419188003
ISBN 13: 9781419188008
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.75 MB
Edition: Kessinger Publishing

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CONTENTS include a preface by the author, end notes and the following poems:
The Wild Swans at Coole
In Memory of Major Robert Gregory
An Irish Airman foresees his Death
Men improve with the Years
The Collar-bone of a Hare Under the Round Tower
Solomon to Sheba
The Living Beauty
A Song To a Young Beauty
To a Young Girl
The Scholars Tom O'Roughley
The Sad Shepherd
Lines written in Dejection
The Dawn
On Woman
The Fisherman
The Hawk Memory
Her Praise
The People
His Phoenix
A Thought from Propertius
Broken Dreams
A Deep-sworn Vow
Presences
The Balloon of the Mind
To a Squirrel at Kyle-na-gno
On being asked for a War Poem
In Memory of Alfred Pollexfen
Upon a Dying Lady
Ego Dominus Tuus
A Prayer on going into my House
The Phases of the Moon The Cat and the Moon
The Saint and the Hunchback
Two Songs of a Fool
Another Song of a Fool
The Double Vision of Michael Robartes

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Ebook The Wild Swans at Coole read Online! William Butler Yeats (pronounced /ˈjeɪts/) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th 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 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for what the 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 (1928) and The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1929).

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 1889, 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 1900, Yeats' poetry grew more physical 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 life.
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