The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume I: The Poems: Revised Second Edition

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Poetry - 576 pages
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The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats includes all of the poems authorized by Yeats for inclusion in his standard canon. Breathtaking in range, it encompasses the entire arc of his career, from luminous reworkings of ancient Irish myths and legends to passionate meditations on the demands and rewards of youth and old age, from exquisite, occasionally whimsical songs of love, nature, and art to somber and angry poems of life in a nation torn by war and uprising. In observing the development of rich and recurring images and themes over the course of his body of work, we can trace the quest of this century's greatest poet to unite intellect and artistry in a single magnificent vision.

Revised and corrected, this edition includes Yeats's own notes on his poetry, complemented by explanatory notes from esteemed Yeats scholar Richard J. Finneran. The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats is the most comprehensive edition of one of the world's most beloved poets available in paperback.
 

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This is a beautiful collection of the poems that encompass the work of W. B. Yeats and span his entire career. Everyone will find something they enjoy in this collection. Revised and corrected, this ... Read full review

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I actually knew Sweet Fanny Adams about Yeats before going into this book. His works are some of the saddest I've ever read, especially "Politics", written a year before his death. As the poems in ... Read full review

Contents

Cuchulains Fight with the
33
2O The Rose of the World 2 1 The Rose of Peace
36
The Rose of Battle
37
A Faery Song
38
The Lake Isle of Innisfree 25 A Cradle Song
39
The Pity of Love 27 The Sorrow of Love
40
When You are Old 29 The White Birds
41
3O A Dream of Death 31 The Countess Cathleen in Paradise
42
The Crazed Moon
242
Coole and Ballylee 1931
243
For Anne Gregory
245
At Algeciras a Meditation upon Death
246
Mohini Chatterjee
247
26O Byzantium
248
The Mother of God
249
Quarrel in Old Age
253

Who goes with Fergus? 33 The Man who dreamed of Faeryland
43
The Dedication to a Book of Stories selected from the Irish Novelists
45
The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner The Ballad of Father Gilligan
46
The Two Trees
48
To Some I have Talked with by the Fire
49
To Ireland in the Coming Times
50
The Wind Among the Reeds 1899
55
The Moods 43 The Lover tells of the Rose in his Heart 44 The Host of the
56
The Fish The Unappeasable Host
58
Into the Twilight
59
6O The Valley of the Black
65
The Lover pleads with his Friend for
71
He thinks of his Past Greatness when a Part
73
Never give all the Heart
79
The Happy Townland
85
No Second Troy
91
OO A Drinking Song
93
Responsibilities 1914
103
The Hour before Dawn 1 16
116
A Song from The Player Queen 12C 127 The Realists 1 20
120
The Witch 12 1
121
To a Child dancing in the Wind 1 22
122
A Memory of Youth
123
Friends
124
The Cold Heaven
125
The Magi
126
A Coat
127
Closing Rhyme
128
The Wild Swans at Coole 1919
129
The Wild Swans at Coole
131
In Memory of Major Robert Gregory
132
An Irish Airman foresees his Death
135
Men improve with the Years
136
Under the Round Tower
137
Solomon to Sheba
138
A Song
139
To a Young Girl 14O 154 The Scholars
140
Tom ORoughley
141
16O The Fisherman
148
A Deepsworn Vow
154
Ego Dominus Tuus
160
The Cat and the Moon
167
Two Songs of a Fool
169
Michael Robartes and the Dancer 1921
175
Sixteen Dead Men
182
A Prayer for my Daughter
188
2O5 The Tower
194
Ancestral Houses
200
The Wheel 2 l 1
211
Colonus Praise
218
The Three Monuments
227
The Winding Stair and Other Poems 1933
233
Death
234
Blood and the Moon
237
Oil and Blood
239
Spilt Milk 24O 248 The Nineteenth Century and After 24O 249 Statistics 24O 250 Three Movements
240
The Seven Sages
241
Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors
254
Stream and Sun at Glendalough
255
Crazy Jane on the Day of Judgment
257
Her Vision in the Wood
273
Parnells Funeral and Other Poems 1935
279
Meru
289
Imitated from the Japanese
295
The Ladys Second Song
299
The Ladys Third Song 3OO 329 The Lovers Song 3OO 330 The Chambermaids First Song
300
The Chambermaids Second Song
301
What Then?
302
Beautiful Lofty Things
303
To Dorothy Wellesley 3O4 337 The Curse of Cromwell
304
Roger Casement
305
The Ghost of Roger Casement
306
34O The ORahilly
307
Come Gather Round Me Parnellites
309
The Wild Old Wicked Man 31 O 343 The Great Day
312
The Pilgrim 3 13
313
Colonel Martin 3 14
314
A Model for the Laureate
316
The Old Stone Cross
317
The Spirit Medium 3 18
318
Those Images 3 19
319
Are You Content
321
Last Poems 19381939
323
Under Ben Bulben
325
Three Songs to the One Burden
328
The Black Tower
331
Cuchulain Comforted
332
Three Marching Songs
333
In Taras Halls
336
News for the Delphic Oracle
337
Longlegged Fly
339
A Bronze Head
340
A Stick of Incense 34 1
341
John Kinsellas Lament for Mrs Mary Moore
342
High Talk
343
37o The Apparitions
344
Man and the Echo
345
The Circus Animals Desertion
346
Politics
348
The Wanderings of Oisin 1889
355
The Old Age of Queen Maeve 1903
389
Baile and Aillinn 1903
397
Introductory Lines
405
The Harp of Aengus
407
38o The Shadowy Waters
409
The Two Kings 1914
435
The Gift of Harun AlRashid 1923
445
Yeatss Notes in The Collected Poems 1933
453
Notes to Appendix A
464
Music from New Poems 1938
471
Notes to Appendix B
474
Index to Titles
521
On Those that hated The Playboy of
528
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The late Richard J. Finneran was general editor, with George Mills Harper, of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats for many years; series editor of The Poems in the Cornell Yeats; and editor of Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies, among other works. He held the Hodges Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; was a past president of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association; and served as executive director of the Society for Textual Scholarship.

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.

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