Poetry for Young People: William Butler Yeats

by Jonathan Allison

Other authorsGlenn Harrington (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2002

Status

Available

Call number

811 Yea

Call number

811 Yea

Local notes

811 Yea

Collection

Publication

Sterling (2002), Edition: annotated edition, Hardcover, 48 pages

Description

He was the finest modern poet in the English language--plus a playwright, theatre manager, politician, and passionate believer in supernatural. William Butler Yeats' writing captures all the magic and mystery of his native Ireland, and here are some 26 of his finest, most mesmerizing verses. In "The Stolen Child," fairies come in the night to entice a boy away forever to "where the wave of moonlight glosses the dim grey sands with light." Yeats claimed that a Greek folk song inspired "The Song of Wandering Aengus": the excerpt here follows Aengus on his quest to locate an enchanted girl. Visions of a fierce and terrible battle-where "unknown perishing armies beat about my ears"--emerge in "The Valley of the Black Pig," all seen in a dream. Matching the beauty of Yeats' written images are a series of exquisite and evocative paintings, which range from panoramic natural landscapes to compelling portraits of characters both human and fantastic. And, as always, this acclaimed series features fascinating biographical information, introductions to each verse, and full annotations that define difficult unfamiliar vocabulary.… (more)

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Original publication date

2002

Physical description

48 p.; 11.02 inches

ISBN

0806966157 / 9780806966151

Barcode

5279

Pages

48

Rating

(5 ratings; 4.1)
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