Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
I’d like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

SELECTED POETRY [German] [Mass Market Paperback]

W.B. YEATS
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Available from these sellers.



Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: PAN (1974)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 0330241990
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330241991
  • ASIN: B000JVW4AO
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Product Description

This selection of the works of W B Yeats, includes the final book from the unfairly neglected narrative poem "The Wanderings of Oisin" and a number of lyrics from Yeats' work as poetic dramatist. It breaks new ground by allowing the reader to engage with a dozen poems in alternative versions; in many other cases it provides significant variants, so that Yeats's struggle to revise his poetry can be experienced with unusual immediacy.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobel Prize Winning Poetry 28 Dec 2013
It is often said that there is 'nothing new under the sun.' That is true, but few wordsmiths have been able to lay bear the certainties and doubts that bedevil mankind.

Yeats was such a man: there is beauty here, and disgust and humour at man's condition.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction on Yeats' overall view of Poetry 30 Mar 2014
By Shalom Freedman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
In his introduction to this work Timothy Webb provides an overall view of Yeats view of the poetic art. He explains how Poetry for Yeats was a matter of 'hidden revelation'. It was the creating of a poetic identity, often through the use of masks and alter egos. It was the use of the forms of Tradition which were deliberately crafted into Art. Yeats was a great reviser of his own poems and Webb tries to give the reader a sense of the variants. Yeats compared the work of the poet to the craftsman, and to the work of the stone- breaking and re-shaping workmen of the world. He resented that this work was considered a form of idleness by many when he himself believed it to be the hardest work of all. Yeats was a poet of the ideal, and the confession of an individual was to him inadequate basis for poetry. Instead that individual had to be transformed often through connection with mythological personalities. The sense of magic and wonder reflected by Yeats also relate to his idea of the poet as a kind of alchemist who makes verses out of his own 'phantasmagoria'. This present edition strikes a good balance between those which simply present the poems and those which are for scholars primarily.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback