The collected works of one of the last century's greatest poets, which will appeal to the general and scholarly reader alike
W.B. Yeats' life spanned the end of the nineteeth and the beginning of the twentieth century, and his poetry reflects all the turmoil, fervour, traditions and revolutions of that period. From the quiet beauty of 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' to the apocalyptic resonance of 'The Second Coming', this collection shows the impact of a great poet whose startling relevance to our own times grows more and more evident.
“My favourite poet is Yeats, who in my book is the greatest since Shakespeare”
“His verse is inspired;his poetic persona is magnificent... He created a poetry both lyrical and demotic, melodic and rhetorical”
Peter Ackroyd, The Times