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 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 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 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 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 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...
Intertextuality and Influence Ruth Padel
Having loved and immersed herself in poetry all her life, RP took a gamble and changed her self-definition from university lecturer in classics to professional writer and poet. Fifteen years later, writing of her own...
Intertextuality and Influence Katharine Tynan
Yeats felt that no one could do it [the volume] so well as you,
Tynan, Katharine. The Middle Years. Constable, 1916.
but made his own recommendations: George Sigerson , Thomas Davis , Sir Samuel Ferguson , and William Allingham , among others.
Tynan, Katharine. The Middle Years. Constable, 1916.
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Ridler
AR wrote that the two great influences on her as a poet (because they helped her to find her own voice) were Sir Thomas Wyatt and W. H. Auden . Eliot , too, was inescapable...
Intertextuality and Influence Maureen Duffy
The book has three sections. The poems in Missa Humana correspond to different items in the Mass: from Kyrie (Lord, have mercy, a three-stanza poem which invokes the manmade suffering of children around the...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Jennings
As a teenager, EJ read T. S. Eliot and (as she put it) wrote long poems of sort of vers libre which I imagined were influenced by Eliot, and which were very personal, in fact...
Intertextuality and Influence Emily Lawless
Routinely mentioned, albeit in passing, in accounts of Irish literature such as Ernest Augustus Boyd 's Ireland's Literary Renaissance, 1916, EL has also been anthologized in collections of Irish verse, such as Padraic Collum's...
Intertextuality and Influence Florence Farr
Its full title is The Music of Speech, Containing the Words of Some Poets, Thinkers and Music-makers Regarding the Practice of the Bardic Art Together with Fragments of Verse Set to Its Own Melody.
Farr, Florence. The Music of Speech. Elkin Mathews, 1909.
Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Byron
As an Irish poet, CB takes inspiration from traditional tales and myths, and from such Irish writers as W. B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney (though she does not consider either of them as role models...


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