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William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)

Nationality: IrishPeriods: Irish: 20th Century

Irish modernist poet, considered one of best of the 20th century; wrote “Easter 1916.”

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Victorian Cities: London and Dublin
“The England in which Yeats was to spend much of his life plays surprisingly little part in his writings and is specifically referred to only three times in his poetry.”
Contains: Criticism, Extensive Bio
Author: Terence Brown
From: The Life of W. B. Yeats: A Critical Biography Chapter 1; Blackwell Publishers: 1999
W. B. Yeats
Provides a brief biographical sketch of the poet, full text of several poems, and links to other web sites.
Contains: Sketch, Bibliography, Webliography, Pictures
Author: Academy of American Poets
William Butler Yeats
This page from the companion web site to XJ Kennedy and Dana Gioia’s “Introduction to Poetry” text includes a biography, critical overview, and bibliography of the poet.
Contains: Sketch, Bibliography, Commentary
Author: XJ Kennedy and Dana Gioia
Yeat’s Chronology: 1865-1939
This site provides a chronology for W. B. Yeat’s life.
Contains: Timeline
Author: McCready, Sam
Keywords: life, biography, history

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WB Yeats Society of New York
This site, sponsored by the WB Yeats Society of New York, including links to critical and biographical information as well as the group’s schedule of events.

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013