W. B. Yeats

Standard Name: Yeats, W. B.
Used Form: William Butler Yeats
Used Form: Willie Yeats
WBY , who began publishing well before the end of the nineteenth century, is regarded as one of the most important twentieth-century poets in English, and one of the most international of Irish writers. He was early involved in the Irish Literary Revival, and wrote early, highly romantic lyrics on Celtic and fairy themes. Later he made poetry out of the search for a poetic language. Some of his later work is affected by his interest in the occult.


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Friends, Associates Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
As in Dublin, she became known for her salons, which were held on Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. until their popularity demanded bi-weekly gatherings. The cream of London's literati and intelligentsia attended, including George Bernard Shaw
Friends, Associates Dorothy Wellesley
DW first met W. B. Yeats , to her great excitement, when he invited himself to stay for a night at Penns in the Rocks; they became intimate friends.
Yeats, W. B. Letters on Poetry from W.B. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley. Wellesley, DorothyEditor , Oxford University Press, 1964.
Wellesley, Dorothy. Far Have I Travelled. James Barrie, 1952.
Friends, Associates Edith Somerville
Other friends of Somerville's later years included W. B. Yeats and Augusta, Lady Gregory . In the 1940s Somerville exchanged letters with Maurice Baring .
Collis, Maurice. Somerville and Ross: A Biography. Faber and Faber, 1968.
162, 252, 265
Friends, Associates Anna Kingsford
While lecturing at the Zetetical Society , AK may have met Bernard Shaw and Sidney Webb .
Pert, Alan. Red Cactus: The Life of Anna Kingsford. Books and Writers, 2006.
Through her interest in theosophy she became close to Marie, Countess of Caithness (later Duchess of Pomar)...
Friends, Associates Augusta Gregory
In London, AG first met W. B. Yeats , with whom she soon developed an important friendship and collaboration as part of the Irish Literary Revival.
Stevenson, Mary Lou Kohfeldt. Lady Gregory: The Woman Behind the Irish Renaissance. Atheneum, 1985.
96, 308
Friends, Associates Constance, Countess Markievicz
CCM then joined a social circle unlike those she had been part of as a younger woman. She and Casimir lived nearby their close associate Æ (George Russell ), with whom they sometimes exhibited...
Friends, Associates Dorothy Richardson
Curiously, DR 's move to Woburn Walk also brought her into (limited) contact with the poet W. B. Yeats . Richardson lived at 2 Woburn Buildings, while Yeats lived at number 18; they sometimes...
Friends, Associates Freya Stark
Through her association with Jeyes, FS met such literary figures as H. G. Wells and W. B. Yeats . She also campaigned for the Anti-Suffrage League and met key figures in the group, including its...
Friends, Associates Constance, Countess Markievicz
These members included Æ (George Russell ), W. B. and Jack Yeats , J. M. Synge , and William Orpen .
Friends, Associates Ella Hepworth Dixon
She often stayed with Count and Countess Lützow in Bohemia, where in 1903 she met Sibell, Countess of Cromartie , whom she described as one of my firmest friends ever since.
Dixon, Ella Hepworth. "As I Knew Them". Huchinson, 1930.
Through the...
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
After this VW saw Ottoline Morrell many times at Garsington and at Ottoline's other salons, where guests included W. B. Yeats , Aldous Huxley , Mark Gertler , and Dorothy Brett , among many others...
Friends, Associates Martin Ross
MR visited Lady Gregory 's estate of Coole Park in Galway, where she first met W. B. Yeats .
Collis, Maurice. Somerville and Ross: A Biography. Faber and Faber, 1968.
Friends, Associates Ella Hepworth Dixon
Initial members of the Club included Sidney Low , Mrs H. G. Wells , Lady Mond (later Lady Melchett) , William Heinemann, May Sinclair , W. B. Yeats , Robert Ross , Gertrude Kinnell ,...
Friends, Associates P. L. Travers
Her first visit to Ireland proved crucial for the literary contacts it enabled her to make: Æ (George Russell) and W. B. Yeats . Æ, the editor of The Irish Statesman, became an important...
Friends, Associates Emily Lawless
Lawless made a number of other friends, acquaintances, and admirers through her writing, including Margaret Oliphant , an early friend and critic, Rhoda Broughton , George Meredith , Aubrey de Vere , Mary Augusta Ward


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