The First Yeats: Poems by W.B. Yeats 1889-1899

The First Yeats: Poems by W.B. Yeats 1889-1899


W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) begun writing poetry as a devotee of Blake, Shelley, the pre-Raphaelites, and of nineteenth-century Irish poets together with James Clarence Mangan and Samuel Ferguson. via the top of his existence, he had, as T.S. Eliot stated, created a poetic language for the 20th century. the 1st Yeats deepens our knowing of the making of that poetic mind's eye, reprinting the unique texts of Yeats's 3 early collections, The Wanderings of Oisin and different Poems (1899), The Countess of Kathleen and numerous Legends and Lyrics (1892), and The Wind one of the Reeds (1899). The poems have been for this reason seriously revised or discarded. between them are many of the best-loved poems in English - 'The LakeIsle of Innisfree', 'He needs for the Cloths of Heaven' - clean and unusual the following of their unique contexts, including Yeats's long notes that have been vastly reduce within the accrued versions. This illuminating variation by way of Edward Larrissy, editor of W.B. Yeats, the most important Works (Oxford college Press, 2000), contains an creation that clarifies the literary, old and highbrow context of the poems, particular notes, and a bibliography. It deals crucial fabric for interpreting -and revaluing - one of many nice smooth poets.

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