W. B. Yeats: The Man and the Milieu

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In the first full-scale biography of William Butler Yeats in more than 45 years, Keith Alldritt radically alters the traditional portrait of one of the greatest and most beloved poets of the 20th century. Placing Yeats within the context of his times, he reveals the determined careerist, shrewd manipulator, and political operator behind Yeats' familiar image as a dreamer, idealist and mystic. 16-page photo insert.

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AnnieLou

Jul 4, 2007

Amazing WB !!!

An engagingly written bio of WB Yeats, whose career spanned the end of the Victorian era to the early thirties. Yeats'life was complicated and multifaceted. An Irish nationalist, politician, public speaker, poet, an occultist and a dramatist, were the many roles he dominated ! Yeats was the eternal "seeker of truth", and a driving force for Irish home rule. His many literary connections enhanced his career for decades.
Alldritt, a Canadian Professor of English , has skillfully captured his rich legacy.
A rarely attained and most enjoyable text (with photos) beautifully achieved!

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