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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Butler Yeats Narrator: Stephanie Beacham, Gabriel Byrne, Minnie Driver Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unspecified Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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William Butler Yeats's early poetry is suffused with the radiant lyricism of Irish folklore and myth; the yearning romance and distinctly Irish voice of these first works of the Nobel laureate have inspired scores of poets. This splendid selection offers a distinctive sampling of the Yeatsian voice.

Among the many famed works included are The Stolen Child,The Everlasting Voices, Reconciliation, and The Song of the Wandering Aengus. Each of these poems is filled with the sparkling magic and mysticism Yeats absorbed as a boy in Ireland. This sweetness is juxtaposed against an anguished realism grounded in the master poet's nationalist and political sympathies.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcus Cone | 8/24/2009

    " Love the late poems. I always come back to Yeats "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tiffany | 9/11/2008

    " My favorite poem: Vacillation, Part IV. I loved the autobiographical writings, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Risa | 7/12/2001

    " "The Yeats Reader: A Portable Compendium of Poetry, Drama, and Prose by W. B. Yeats (1997)" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly | 12/23/2000

    " Read parts of this for my freshmen year Intro to Irish Lit class. The verdict's still out on what I really think of Yeats - hope to elaborate on that thought process in the future. Sometimes he speaks to me, and sometimes I don't have a clue what he's writing or why he wrote it. "

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