William Butler Yeats 
Author

Poemas

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The Lake Isle of Innisfree inglês

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Coole Park And Ballylee (extract) inglês

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The Fiddler of Dooney inglês

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The Song of the Old Mother inglês

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William Butler Yeats 
Author

* 13.06.1865, Sandymount / Dublin, Irlanda
28.01.1939, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, França

Born in Dublin, William Butler Yeats' family moved to London when he was two. He lived there until he was sixteen. His mother's traditional Irish songs and stories and holiday visits to Co. Sligo kept the connection to Ireland strong.

Yeats studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, his first collection of poetry being published in 1889: “The Wanderings of Oisin and other poems”.

To the middle period of his work belongs his failed courtship of the beautiful nationalist, Maud Gonne and his founding in 1899 of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin which became a focus for many of the writers of the Irish Revival of which Yeats was a key figure. Yeats wrote prolifically for the stage but also continued with his poetry.

As events in Ireland began to take a bloody turn, Yeats' poems increasingly addressed public themes as in 'Easter 1916', his troubled commemoration of the Easter uprising. He entered official political life when he was elected to the Senate, the upper house of the new Free State, in 1922.

His personal life was also changing: after a final rejection from Maud Gonne and then from her daughter, Yeats married Georgie Hyde Lees. Her interest in spiritualism echoed Yeats' and his explorations in this area informed some of his powerful visionary poems.

Yeats' was now entering his poetic maturity; later collections “The Tower” and “The Winding Stair” are often considered his best. His reputation by this time was secure - he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.

Yeats died in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, in 1939 and was buried in Drumcliffe Church, Co. Sligo as he'd requested.

Publicações
  • Werke [Bd. 1 - 6]

    Ausgewählte Gedichte, 1 - 1971; Erzählungen, 2 - 1971; Dramen 1, 3 - 1972; Dramen 2, 4 - 1972; Essays und Einführungen, 5 - 1972; Autobiographie, 6 - 1973.

    Neuwied [u.a.]: Luchterhand,

  • Mosada

    1886

  • Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

    1888

  • The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems

    1889

  • Irish Faerie Tales

    1892

  • The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics

    1892

  • The Secret Rose

    1897

  • The Wind Among the Reeds

    1899

  • In the Seven Woods

    1903

  • The Wild Swans at Coole

    1917

  • Michael Robartes and the Dancer

    1921

  • The Tower

    1928

  • The Winding Stair and Other Poems

    1933

  • Last Poems and Two Plays

    (posthumous)

    1939

  • Die Gedichte

    Hrsg. von Norbert Hummelt

    München: Luchterhand, 2005

Links
  • William Butler Yeats @ Penn Sound

    Website
  • William Butler Yeats @ planet lyrik

    Website