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Yeats, W.B.
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The Cuala Press [Elizabeth Corbet Yeats], Dublin, Ireland, 1927. First printing in book form, one of 350 copies, octavo size, 31 pp. William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is acknowledged by many as "supreme among modern Irish poets". He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923 (the first Irish to be so recognized), at which time he was "one of Dublin's great established figures, both in his own right and as the representative of the cultural renaissance which.had set in motion the Irish revolution and war of independence." Throughout his life, and throughout his poetry - which is still read and loved today - Yeats is recognized as supremely Irish, with his life and poetry reflective of his Irish identity. This volume includes the poems: "Sailing to Byzantium", "The Tower", "Wisdom", "Two Songs from a Play", "Among School children", "The Young Countryman", "The Old Countryman", "The Three Monuments", and "From Oedipus at Colonus". Many of these had previously appeared in periodicals such as "The Criterion" and "The London Mercury", this the first appearance in book form. Of interest are the notes Yeats includes at the end explaining at times certain lines, at times his inspiration to write certain of the works, but always giving a glimpse into the poet's mind. One of only 350 copies, seemingly somewhat scarce in the marketplace, with no other copies online as of this writing. ___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full laid blue paper over boards with a buff linen spine, black lettering debossed on the front board, paper spine label with black lettering, all edges uncut, blue endpaper … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.]
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