A Book of Irish Verse

A Book of Irish Verse

By (author) W. B. Yeats , Introduction by John Banville


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In 1895 the thirty-year-old W.B. Yeats, already established as one of Ireland's leading poets and folklorists, published this outstanding collection of Irish verse as part of his campaign to establish a tradition of Irish poetry fit for the dawn of a new age in Ireland's history. This Routledge Classics edition, complete with a specially commissioned introduction by acclaimed writer and critic John Banville, is essential reading for all who appreciate good literature.

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 129.5 x 209.8 x 21.3mm | 312.98g
  • 01 Nov 2002
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415289823
  • 9780415289825
  • 559,576

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William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). One of the great poets of the modern age. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Poetry in 1923.

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'Yeats was one of the few whose history is the history of their own time, who are a part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them.' - T.S. Eliot

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