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Yeats, William B.

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Works: 25 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 118 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Drama  Poetry  History  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Quotations  Reviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR5904, 821.8
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Publications about William B Yeats
Publications by William B Yeats
Most widely held works by William B Yeats
The countess Cathleen : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"Originally published in 1892, The Countess Cathleen aroused fierce controversy when it was first performed, in a radically revised version, in 1899. The play was frequently revived and almost as often revised, becoming at various points in Yeats's career a decisive indicator of his relations with his literary and theatrical public, of his changing conception of dramatic form, and of the status of his pursuit of Maud Gonne, for whom the play was written. This volume in the Cornell Yeats reproduces the complete set of extant manuscripts preceding the play's first publication and reassembles the extensive manuscript, proof, and authorial copy now distributed in archives in Ireland, England, and the United States to present a crucial body of evidence of Yeats's work and thought in drama and theater over the course of three decades." "In addition to its authoritative introductory essay on the genesis of Yeats's most revised work, the book provides a comprehensive descriptive census and chronology of the manuscripts, a bibliographic account of the editions and printings in Yeats's lifetime, a table of the major revisions by act and scene, and appendixes giving the English and French sources of the play and the notes with the playwright's own corrections."--Jacket
Collected letters by W. B Yeats( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Collected letters by W. B Yeats( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus : manuscript materials by Sophocles( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Working from Victorian translations into English and French by classicists R.C. Jebb and Paul Masqueray, Yeats completed Oedipus the King in the fall of 1926 and Oedipus at Colonus a year later. Yeats gave the second play, like the first, directly to the Abbey players, prompting him to revise and hone his texts through many versions to achieve his stated goal of putting the play "into simple speakable prose" that he hoped would be his "contribution to the Abbey Repertory." The play had a successful run in September of 1927 but was not published until 1934." "The edition presents photographs and transcriptions of three revised typescripts that Yeats prepared and extensively revised over a period of eight-and-a-half months and a reading text based on the first publication of the play, which is presented with an apparatus of collations from the many proofs for three different intended publications. Included also are photographs and transcriptions of the verse choruses, except for the two appearing in The Tower (1928), also in this series; an appendix of other typescripts and proofs that invite detailed treatment; and a brief account of the music written for the play by Lennox Robinson, who was also its first director. The texts are prefaced by a census of manuscripts, an introduction discussing Yeats's development of the play, and a chronology of composition."--Jacket
Parnell's funeral and other poems from A full moon in March : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Of the twenty-one poems here, eighteen are called songs. Only "Parnell's Funeral" itself is un-songlike, a somber and powerful declaration made by a Parnellite. Each poem is accompanied by comments on its content and its manuscripts. Ninety-nine illustrations show Yeats's handwritten drafts, typescripts, and revisions. Because of the poems' exotic references, a long section of the introduction provides relevant material from Yeats's letters and commentary and an independent analysis of each poem."--Jacket
The collected works of W. B. Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )
4 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Irland by Karl Korab( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The Yeats companion : with a biographical portrait by William B Yeats( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The early poetry : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The collected works in verse and prose of William Butler Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )
2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The collected works in verse and prose by W. B Yeats( Book )
2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The collected works of W.B. Yeats / Autobiographies / ed. by William H. O'Donnell by W. B Yeats( Book )
2 editions published between 1923 and 1999 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Memoirs by W. B Yeats( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
1st draft of Autobiography written 1915-1916; Journal written 1908-1930
W.B. Yeats and the theatre of desolate reality by David R Clark( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Druid craft: the writing of the Shadowy waters by W. B Yeats( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The collected works of W.B. Yeats / John Sherman and Dhoya by W. B Yeats( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The collected works of W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )
2 editions published between 1926 and 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Vol. 2, the plays
The collected works in verse and prose of William Butler Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )
1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The wind among the reeds : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )
2 editions published between 1907 and 1911 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"In a letter to his publisher, Yeats referred to The Wind Among the Reeds as "a book of short lyrics Irish & personal." It may also be described as a collection of love poems both intense and indirect. Now considered a watershed in Yeats's career, the book received mixed reviews when it was first published in April of 1899. More recently, Richard Ellmann has asserted that in The Wind Among the Reeds, "Yeats set the method for the modern movement."" "For the present volume, Carolyn Holdsworth has assembled and transcribed all holographic materials for each of the 37 poem in the book. She also supplies the complete typescripts and earlier printed versions corrected by Yeats, as well as providing a brief critical introduction. Photographic facsimiles supplement the transcriptions, and the apparatus criticus indicates variant readings. The manuscripts collected here range from drafts on scraps of paper through heavily worked-over typescripts, to neatly copied texts from later years and proof sheets revised by hand. The result is an exhaustive guide to Yeats's work on the poems up to the publication of the book and a full record of his post-publication revisions." "Offering a close-up view of the various stages of composition of The Wind Among the Reeds, this edition affords a unique understanding of Yeats's creative process."--Jacket
Letters by Bernard Shaw( Book )
1 edition published in 1946 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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