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Yeats, William B.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 44 publications in 2 languages and 174 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Manuscripts  Poetry  Pictorial works  Quotations 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR5906, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William B Yeats
Die Gedichte by W. B Yeats( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographies by W. B Yeats( Book )

10 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title contains six autobiographical works that Yeats published in the mid 1930s. Together, they provide a fascinating insight into the first 58 years of his life. The work provides memories of his early childhood, through to his experience of winning the Nobel Prize for Literature
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
Collected letters by William Butler 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

Irland by Karl Korab( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 6 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

Collected plays by W. B Yeats( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs by W. B Yeats( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1st draft of Autobiography written 1915-1916; Journal written 1908-1930
The collected works of W.B. Yeats / a vision (1925) : [the original 1925 version] / ed. by Catherine E. Paul by W. B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of W.B. Yeats / John Sherman and Dhoya by W. B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 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 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
The collected works in verse and prose of William Butler Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1908 edition of the collected works in verse and prose of William Bulter Yeats includes "The Secret Rose," "Rosa Alchemica," "The Tables of the Law," "The Adoration of the Magi" and "John Sherman and Dhoya."
Diarmuid and Grania : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Moore involved W.B. Yeats personally in the revision of a novel of Moore's that contained a character based on Yeats; this involvement led to the pair's collaboration in writing a play based on Diarmuid and Grania, one of the best-known tragic tales of Celtic mythology. At the late stages of composition, the authors decided to add songs, and Edward Elgar provided the music. The play opened at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on October 21, 1901. Although the collaboration had been difficult - Yeats and Moore disagreed frequently, mainly about style - the production was well received. Controversy arose, however, because English actors played these most Irish of characters. After the play was produced, Yeats, whose commitment had occasionally seemed to waver, defended it against all criticism." "The manuscript materials included in the Cornell Yeats edition of Diarmuid and Grania provide a full record of the disputes and revisions that culminated in the final draft."--BOOK JACKET
Yeats and the Noh : with two plays for dancers by Yeats and two Noh plays by Akhtar Qamber( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

Letters by Bernard Shaw( Book )

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

New poems : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )

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

 
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Languages
English (29)

German (5)

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Collected lettersSophocles' Oedipus at Colonus : manuscript materialsThe collected works of W.B. Yeats / a vision (1925) : [the original 1925 version] / ed. by Catherine E. PaulThe collected works of W.B. Yeats / John Sherman and DhoyaSelected poems, lyrical and narrativeThe Gonne-Yeats letters 1893-1938Diarmuid and Grania : manuscript materialsNew poems : manuscript materials