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Under the moon : the unpublished early poetry

Author: W B Yeats; George Bornstein
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1995.
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While working on a facsimile edition and transcription of W.B. Yeats's surviving early manuscripts, renowned Yeats scholar George Bornstein made a thrilling literary discovery: thirty-eight unpublished poems written between the poet's late teens and late twenties. These works span the crucial years during which the poet "remade himself from the unknown and insecure young student Willie Yeats to the more public  Read more...
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Yeats, W.B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.
Under the moon.
New York : Scribner, ©1995
(OCoLC)624454219
Named Person: W B Yeats; W B Yeats
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W B Yeats; George Bornstein
ISBN: 0684802546 9780684802541 9781476778921 1476778922
OCLC Number: 32240849
Description: 128 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: becoming W.B. Yeats --
Notes of introduction --
Note on the texts --
Poems of the 1880s --
Flower has blossomed --
Double moon or more ago --
Behold a man --
Sir Roland --
Sansloy-Sansfoy-Sansjoy --
Priest of Pan --
Magpie --
'Mong meadows of sweet train --
I heard a rose on the brim --
Hushed in the vale of Dagestan --
For clapping hands --
Old and solitary one.
Responsibility: by William Butler Yeats ; edited by George Bornstein.
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A Yeats scholar shares the literary discovery of 37 early poems, revealing the crucial early development of the Irish lyric poet.  Read more...

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Richard Wilbur These poems show that the early Yeats had a long way to go before he would come into his force. But they are also fascinating for their incipient themes and attitudes, and all scholars Read more...

 
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