W. B. Yeats by William Butler Yeats audiobook

W. B. Yeats

By William Butler Yeats
Read by Jim Norton , Denys Hawthorne , Marcella Riordan , and Nicholas Boulton

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1.07 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9789629546786

Naxos AudioBooks continues its new series of Great Poets with W. B. Yeats, one of the most loved poets of the twentieth century. He left a large legacy of outstanding poems, and some of his finest are collected here: “Down by the Salley Gardens,” “The Lake Isle of Inisfree,” “The Secret Rose,” and “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven.” They are read by a strong cast led by Olivier award-winner Jim Norton.

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Naxos AudioBooks continues its new series of Great Poets with W. B. Yeats, one of the most loved poets of the twentieth century. He left a large legacy of outstanding poems, and some of his finest are collected here: “Down by the Salley Gardens,” “The Lake Isle of Inisfree,” “The Secret Rose,” and “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven.” They are read by a strong cast led by Olivier award-winner Jim Norton.

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Author Bio: William Butler Yeats

Author Bio: William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist. Born and educated in Dublin, he studied poetry in his youth and, from an early age, was fascinated by Irish legend and the occult. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival. He is generally considered one of the twentieth century’s key English language poets. He was a Symbolist poet, in that he used allusive imagery and symbolic structures throughout his career. In 1923 he was awarded a 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. He 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).

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 1.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English