Life & Works of W. B. Yeats by William Butler Yeats audiobook

Life & Works of W. B. Yeats

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

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2.58 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9789629546793

The life of William Butler Yeats is a remarkable one. He was many things: poet, playwright, essayist, politician, occultist, astrologer, founder of a national theater, voluminous correspondent, lover, husband, and father. It was a life that extended to a packed, sometimes frantic seventy-three years and left us with what many consider to be one of the finest collections of poetry from one voice.

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The life of William Butler Yeats is a remarkable one. He was many things: poet, playwright, essayist, politician, occultist, astrologer, founder of a national theater, voluminous correspondent, lover, husband, and father. It was a life that extended to a packed, sometimes frantic seventy-three years and left us with what many consider to be one of the finest collections of poetry from one voice.

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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: 2.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English