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Author photo. Photograph by George Beresford (1911)

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William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

Author of Collected Poems

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William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland on June 13, 1865. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, founded the Abbey Theatre, where he served as its chief playwright until the movement was joined by John Synge. Yeats' plays included The Countess Cathleen, The Land of Heart's Desire, Cathleen ni Houlihan, The King's Threshold, and Deirdre. Although a convinced patriot, Yeats deplored the hatred and the bigotry of the Nationalist movement, and his poetry is full of moving protests against it. He was appointed to the Irish Senate in 1922. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923 for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation." He is one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize. His poetry collections include The Wild Swans at Coole, Michael Robartes and the Dancer, The Tower, The Winding Stair and Other Poems, and Last Poems and Plays. He died on January 28, 1939 at the age of 73. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Collected Poems 3,632 copies, 24 reviews
Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland 2,291 copies, 15 reviews
Selected Poems 1,072 copies, 4 reviews
The Celtic Twilight 596 copies, 9 reviews
Selected Poems And Four Plays 530 copies, 3 reviews
Mythologies 413 copies, 1 review
A Vision 295 copies, 3 reviews
Early Poems 270 copies, 1 review
W.B. Yeats: Selected Poems 242 copies, 4 reviews
The Tower 215 copies, 4 reviews
Autobiographies 201 copies
The Oxford Book of Modern Verse 1892-1935 (Editor) 157 copies, 2 reviews
Essays & Introductions 140 copies, 1 review
W. B. Yeats : The Last Romantic 89 copies, 2 reviews
Selected Plays 83 copies
The Secret Rose 78 copies
The Wild Swans at Coole 66 copies, 3 reviews
The Land of Heart's Desire 64 copies, 1 review
Under the Moon 46 copies, 3 reviews
Stories of Red Hanrahan 42 copies, 2 reviews
Memoirs 40 copies
Cathleen Ni Houlihan 33 copies, 2 reviews
Explorations 33 copies, 1 review
The Hour Glass 32 copies, 2 reviews
Ideas of Good and Evil 30 copies, 2 reviews
The Countess Cathleen 28 copies, 2 reviews
Rosa Alchemica 28 copies, 1 review
Quaranta poesie 26 copies
The Wind Among the Reeds 24 copies, 3 reviews
Responsibilities (Dodo Press) 22 copies, 1 review
The Second Coming 19 copies, 2 reviews
Racconti Gialli 18 copies
Per amica silentia lunae 15 copies, 1 review
Antología poética 15 copies, 1 review
Yeats 14 copies
Four Years 13 copies, 1 review
Later poems 13 copies
Crossways 12 copies, 2 reviews
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Selected Prose 11 copies
Deirdre 10 copies
Runoja 9 copies
The Rose 9 copies, 2 reviews
BELTAINE 9 copies
Purgatory 8 copies, 1 review
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Uma antologia 7 copies
Poesie 7 copies
Poemas 6 copies
Mosada A dramatic poem 5 copies, 1 review
Luulet 5 copies
Three things 5 copies
Three Irish plays (Contributor) 4 copies
De spiraal 4 copies
The Great Poets: W. B. Yeats 4 copies, 1 review
On the boiler 4 copies
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33 poesie 3 copies
Théâtre 2 copies
El estremecimiento del velo 2 copies, 1 review
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Easter 1916 {poem} 2 copies, 1 review
The lake isle of Innisfree 2 copies, 1 review
In the Twilight {poem} 2 copies, 1 review
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Modern poetry 2 copies
The Sorcerers 2 copies
Objevy 2 copies
Magia 2 copies
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A Voice 1 copy
POEMS 1 copy
The Devil 1 copy
W.B. Yeats 1 copy
New Poems 1 copy
40 dikt 1 copy
Gitanjali (Introduction, some editions; Introduction, some editions; Introduction, some editions; Introduction, some editions; Translator, some editions; Translator, some editions) 1,189 copies, 17 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 857 copies, 7 reviews
The Nation's Favourite Poems (some editions) 577 copies, 7 reviews
The Book of Fantasy (Contributor) 514 copies, 11 reviews
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Contributor) 476 copies, 11 reviews
The Victorian Fairytale Book (Contributor) 414 copies, 3 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 409 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of War (Contributor) 394 copies, 1 review
Critical Theory Since Plato (Contributor, some editions) 369 copies, 1 review
Eight Great Tragedies (Contributor) 364 copies, 1 review
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 354 copies, 3 reviews
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 267 copies, 2 reviews
Witches & Warlocks: Tales of Black Magic, Old & New (Contributor) 253 copies, 4 reviews
24 Favorite One Act Plays (Contributor) 252 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (Contributor, some editions) 248 copies, 3 reviews
Lady Gregory's Complete Irish Mythology (Preface) 227 copies, 2 reviews
Cuchulain of Muirthemne (Foreword) 226 copies, 4 reviews
The Literary Cat (Contributor) 220 copies
The Penguin Book of Irish Verse (Contributor) 177 copies
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 128 copies
Great Irish Short Stories (Contributor) 126 copies
The Nyarlathotep Cycle (Contributor) 123 copies, 1 review
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (Contributor) 114 copies, 1 review
Irish Tales of Terror (Contributor) 111 copies, 2 reviews
Witches' Brew (Contributor) 110 copies
Poetry of the First World War: an anthology (Contributor) 105 copies, 1 review
The Classic Noh Theatre of Japan (New Directions Paperbook) (Introduction, some editions) 103 copies
The Book of Cats (Contributor) 99 copies
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review
Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland (Contributor) 98 copies, 1 review
The Ten Principal Upanishads (Translator, some editions) 97 copies
One Act: Eleven Short Plays of the Modern Theater (Contributor) 90 copies, 1 review
Norton Book of Friendship (Contributor) 89 copies
Great Irish Tales of Fantasy and Myth (Contributor) 89 copies, 1 review
Decadent Poetry (Contributor) 75 copies
Axël (Preface, some editions) 63 copies
Traveller's Library (Contributor) 63 copies, 2 reviews
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
The Genius of the Irish Theater (Contributor) 54 copies, 2 reviews
Irish Folk and Fairy Tales (Contributor) 50 copies
The Fairies' Ring (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
The Necromancers (Contributor) 33 copies
A Skeleton At the Helm (Contributor) 24 copies
Enter at Your Own Risk: Old Masters, New Voices (Contributor) 23 copies, 10 reviews
And the Darkness Falls (Contributor) 22 copies, 1 review
AQA Anthology (Author, some editions) 18 copies
Loss: An Anthology (Contributor) 17 copies
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (Author, some editions) 17 copies
The Magicians: Occult Stories (Contributor) 16 copies
Certain Noble Plays of Japan (Introduction, some editions) 15 copies
Nobel Writers on Writing (Contributor) 14 copies
Twelve Classic One-Act Plays (Contributor) 14 copies
A book of images (Introduction) 7 copies
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (Contributor) 7 copies
Poetry anthology (Contributor, some editions) 6 copies
Jabberwocky 2 (Contributor) 5 copies
Selected Ballads (Author) 5 copies
The Sixties, Number 7, Winter 1964 (Contributor) 2 copies
The Dial, Vol LXXVII No 3, September 1924 (Contributor, some editions) 1 copy
Wakacje Wśród Duchów (Contributor) 1 copy

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