The Major Works: including poems, plays, and critical prose by W. B. YeatsThe Major Works: including poems, plays, and critical prose by W. B. Yeats

The Major Works: including poems, plays, and critical prose

byW. B. YeatsEditorEdward Larrissy

Paperback | October 11, 2008

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This authoritative edition was first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Yeats's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by plays, critical writings, and letters - to give theessence of his work and thinking.W. B. Yeats was born in 1865, only 38 years after the death of William Blake, and died in 1939, the contemporary of Ezra Pound and James Joyce. His career crossed two centuries, and this volume represents the full range of his achievement, from the Romantic early poems of Crossways and thesymbolist masterpiece The Wind Among the Reeds to his last poems. Myth and folk-tale influence both his poems and his plays, represented here by Cathleen ni Houlihan and Deirdre among others. The importance of the spirit world to his life and work is evident in his critical essays and occultwritings, and the anthology also contains political speeches, autobiographical writings, and a selection of his letters.This one-volume collection of poems and prose offers a unique perspective on the connectedness of Yeats's literary output, showing how his aesthetic, spiritual, and political development was reflected in everything he wrote.

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Edward Larrissy, Professor of English Literature, University of Leeds.

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Title:The Major Works: including poems, plays, and critical proseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.34 inPublished:October 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199537496

ISBN - 13:9780199537495

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