W.B. Yeats was one of the great poets of the twentieth century. He created works that are universally known and loved, and that have exerted a profound influence on world literature. A man of many interests, Yeats lived life to the full, and his passions were many: Ireland, literature, folklore, theatre, politics, the esoteric and people.
Undoubtedly, he was one of the most complex and interesting of Ireland's geniuses, and one of the most significant influences on the formation of an Irish cultural identity.
|National Library Of Ireland
|1 Jan 2006