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The Celtic Twilight by W.B.Yeats, Fiction, Fantasy, Literary, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

The Celtic Twilight by W.B.Yeats, Fiction, Fantasy, Literary, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

by William Butler Yeats

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Overview

I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world and to show in a vision something of the face of Ireland to any of my own people who would look where I bid them. I have therefore written down accurately and candidly much that I have heard and seen, and, except by way of commentary, nothing that I have merely imagined. I have, however, been at no pains to separate my own beliefs from those of the peasantry, but have rather let my men and women, ghouls and færies, go their way unoffended or defended by any argument of mine. The things a man has heard and seen are threads of life, and if he pull them carefully from the confused distaff of memory, any who will can weave them into whatever garments of belief please them best. I too have woven my garment like another, but I shall try to keep warm in it, and shall be well content if it do not unbecome me. Hope and Memory have one daughter and her name is Art and she has built her dwelling far from the desperate field where men hang out their garments upon forked boughs to be banners of battle. O beloved daughter of Hope and Memory, be with me for a little.

-- W.B. Yeats

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809564897
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served as an Irish Senator for two terms, and was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and others, founded the Abbey Theater, where he served as its chief during its early years. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honored for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation". Yeats is considered to be one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize.

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