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Yeats, William B.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 120 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Manuscripts  Drama  Poetry  History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR5904, 821.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William B Yeats
The wild swans at Coole : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of the poems collected in The Wild Swans at Coole were written between 1915 and 1918, a critical period in Yeats's adult life. First published in 1917 in a volume including twenty-three poems and a play, The Wild Swans at Coole was reissued in 1919 without the play and with seventeen additional poems. The Cornell Yeats edition includes transcriptions of manuscript materials for the poems in both collections, accompanied by a generous number of facsimiles." "The years during which Yeats composed The Wild Swans at Coole witnessed the painful drama of his successive proposals of marriage, first to Maud Gonne and then to her daughter Iseult. Rejected by both, he abruptly married Georgie Hyde-Lees. Yeats's new wife developed the practice of "automatic writing," thereby introducing him to a liberating world of mystical communication which he would further explore in A Vision."--Jacket
The countess Cathleen : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1892, The Countess Cathleen aroused fierce controversy when it was first performed, in a radically revised version, in 1899. The play was frequently revived and almost as often revised, becoming at various points in Yeats's career a decisive indicator of his relations with his literary and theatrical public, of his changing conception of dramatic form, and of the status of his pursuit of Maud Gonne, for whom the play was written. This volume in the Cornell Yeats reproduces the complete set of extant manuscripts preceding the play's first publication and reassembles the extensive manuscript, proof, and authorial copy now distributed in archives in Ireland, England, and the United States to present a crucial body of evidence of Yeats's work and thought in drama and theater over the course of three decades." "In addition to its authoritative introductory essay on the genesis of Yeats's most revised work, the book provides a comprehensive descriptive census and chronology of the manuscripts, a bibliographic account of the editions and printings in Yeats's lifetime, a table of the major revisions by act and scene, and appendixes giving the English and French sources of the play and the notes with the playwright's own corrections."--Jacket
Collected letters by W. B Yeats( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus : manuscript materials by Sophocles( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Working from Victorian translations into English and French by classicists R.C. Jebb and Paul Masqueray, Yeats completed Oedipus the King in the fall of 1926 and Oedipus at Colonus a year later. Yeats gave the second play, like the first, directly to the Abbey players, prompting him to revise and hone his texts through many versions to achieve his stated goal of putting the play "into simple speakable prose" that he hoped would be his "contribution to the Abbey Repertory." The play had a successful run in September of 1927 but was not published until 1934." "The edition presents photographs and transcriptions of three revised typescripts that Yeats prepared and extensively revised over a period of eight-and-a-half months and a reading text based on the first publication of the play, which is presented with an apparatus of collations from the many proofs for three different intended publications. Included also are photographs and transcriptions of the verse choruses, except for the two appearing in The Tower (1928), also in this series; an appendix of other typescripts and proofs that invite detailed treatment; and a brief account of the music written for the play by Lennox Robinson, who was also its first director. The texts are prefaced by a census of manuscripts, an introduction discussing Yeats's development of the play, and a chronology of composition."--Jacket
Yeats, poems, 1919-1935 : a casebook by Elizabeth Cullingford( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yeats companion : with a biographical portrait by William B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parnell's funeral and other poems from A full moon in March : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the twenty-one poems here, eighteen are called songs. Only "Parnell's Funeral" itself is un-songlike, a somber and powerful declaration made by a Parnellite. Each poem is accompanied by comments on its content and its manuscripts. Ninety-nine illustrations show Yeats's handwritten drafts, typescripts, and revisions. Because of the poems' exotic references, a long section of the introduction provides relevant material from Yeats's letters and commentary and an independent analysis of each poem."--Jacket
The collected works in verse and prose of William Butler Yeats by William Butler Yeats( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early poetry : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works in verse and prose of William Butler Yeats by William B Yeats( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works in verse and prose of William Butler Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works in verse and prose of William Butler Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Druid craft: the writing of the Shadowy waters by W. B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.B. Yeats and the theatre of desolate reality by David R Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems, lyrical and narrative by W. B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present selection traces the development of Yeats' fully annotated verse, encompassing the poet's interest in Irish folklore and national identity, his engagement with the political situation of his day and the rich symbolism that is the hallmark of his work and a reflection of his lifelong fascination with the occult. It contains some of his best-known pieces, including the elegiac 'Easter 1916', the apocalyptic The Second Coming and the reflective and spiritual Sailing to Byzantium . Often radical in content but always traditional in form, these poems are by turns startling and affecting, and never less than inspired. Taken together, they form an ideal introduction to the poetic career of one of Ireland's greatest literary figures
The collected works of W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )

2 editions published between 1926 and 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 2, the plays
The Gonne-Yeats letters 1893-1938 by Maud Gonne( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of W.B. Yeats and the love of his life Maud Conne revealing the depth of his love and her tempestuous private life
Letters by Bernard Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

W.B. Yeats by Denis Donoghue( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This innovative series meets the urgent need for comprehensive and new accounts of irish writing across the centureies which combine readability with critical authority and information with insight. Each volume addresses the whole range of a writer's work in the various genres, setting its vision of the world in biographical context and situating it within the incellecrual. cultural and political currents of the age, in Ireland and teh wider world. This series will prove indispensable for students and specialists alike. This collection of specially commissioned essays by both established and younger scholars aims to provide a fresh as well as authoritative view of the works of a poet who is not just one of the great figures of Irish literature, but of world literature. Interest in him is continually growing, seventy years after his death. These essays offer a comprehensive series of readings not only of the poems but also of the plays, and remain mindful of the daring thought and subtly innovative technique of a poet whose complex identity and changing political views cannot be summed up with easy labels. They also offer a survey of recent criticism, and reassess his Protestant background, his interest in esoteric traditions, his orientalism, his chief philosophical affiliations, his concepts of gender, and the way we should look at his life, including his relationships with women. This book will prove indispensable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of this extraordinary poet. --Book Jacket
On Baile's strand : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The countess Cathleen : manuscript materials
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English (27)

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Collected lettersSophocles' Oedipus at Colonus : manuscript materialsParnell's funeral and other poems from A full moon in March : manuscript materialsSelected poems, lyrical and narrativeThe Gonne-Yeats letters 1893-1938