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Yeats, W B
Plays in Prose and Verse; Written for An Irish Theatre, and Generally With the Help of a Friend
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. No. 44 of 250 copies, octavo size, 464 pp., signed by Yeats, with original slipcase. 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 work, "Plays in Prose and Verse", according to Yeats' Preface, includes "all Plays of mine played at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, except 'The Land of Heart's Desire' and 'The Countess Cathleen' ". The "Friend" referred to in the title is Lady Gregory (Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852-1932)) who, with Yeats and Edward Martyn, co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre. In the Preface Yeats credits Lady Gregory, stating "I have explained at the end of this book how often Lady Gregory has collaborated with me..."___DESCRIPTION: Teal cloth shelfback with brown laid paper boards, mounted paper label with black lettering and decorative border inset onto the front board, similar label on the spine, top edge rough-cut, fore- and bottom edges uncut, Yeats' signature on the limitation page tipped in before the half- … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books [United States]
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