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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,141 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Butler Yeats Narrator: William Sutherland Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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William Butler Yeats, the first Irishman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is not only one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century but one of the most widely read. The landscape, myths, legends, and folklore of his homeland lie at the heart of his poetic imagination, and the unique musicality of Ireland adds to the richness of his verse. But the themes of his poetry are universal and timeless: the conflict between life and death, love and hate, and the meaning of man’s existence in an imperfect world.

This collection includes such favorites as “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” and “When You Are Old,” as well as two of his longer narrative works, “The Old Age of Queen Maeve” and “Baile and Aillinn.” It traces the poet’s artistry from his early days as a dreamy, late-romantic poet into one of the most individual and visionary voices of twentieth-century verse.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shelley | 2/17/2014

    " Heaney's introduction is informative and educational, and his selection of Yeats' poetry is comprehensive. There were some poems I was surprised didn't make his cut, but for the whole, this is a pleasant and readable edition of Yeats' work by another one of Ireland's great poet-sons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joan | 2/12/2014

    " Couldn't decide how many stars to give this collection of poems. Some of them I really liked, and a few I didn't like at all. Most were good, so I gave it a 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Richard | 1/23/2014

    " a great overview of yeats. as someone who is under-read in poetry these were amazing especially pieces like 'nineteen hundred nineteen' and the other pieces dealing with ireland and specifically the easter rebellion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hannah | 1/15/2014

    " Beautiful selection of Yeats poetry with useful notes on the context, writing, and also includes poem variations. I love Yeats' dreamy, romantic language. "

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