William Butler Yeats is generally considered to be Ireland's greatest poet, living or dead, and one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.
William Butler Yeats is generally considered to be Ireland's greatest poet, living or dead, and one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923. See less
The following is a personality profile of William Butler Yeats based on his work.
William Butler Yeats is expressive and boisterous.
He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is laid-back as well: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. But, William Butler Yeats is also intermittent: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for self-expression.
Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.
Irish folk tales, in the vernacular. A wonderful read -- and wonderful for grandparents looking for folk tales to read to their grandchildren -- different tales for different age groups. Just the ... Read More
A wonderful book, well worth the reading, especially if you've ever had a nudge from a puc or spirit from the world beyond the Scientific view. It speaks of a different time, a time before the Romans ... Read More
The book is 60% poetry and 40% notes by Yeats, so it is a mix of verse and prose. It may be better to start with the notes as Yeats explains the Irish mythology he draws on and the symbols he uses. ... Read More
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