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Autobiographies Paperback – 1 May 1995
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In this autobiography the poet gives a fasci nating account of his life, including his childhood and yout h, his love of Ireland and his personal life. Mingled with t hese reminiscences are his memories of exciting historical e vents of this era. '
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Yeats's comments on his own life and times, written in his own highly formal, idiosyncratic and slightly stilted style, are a delight to me, as are the illuminating comments he makes about his childhood, the figures that featured prominently in Irish politics during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and his penetrating remarks about his other friends ( at the Rhymers Club at The Cheshire Cheese pub in London ), about the ladies whom he admired and loved and especially about Maud Gonne, the love of his life. He also writes in some depth and detail about his exploration of the world of the occult and about his own metaphorical 'system' for understanding the universe.
This is a very important book. It makes much clear that might otherwise be obscure - though occasionally the reverse is true!
It makes more accessible some of his most difficult poems and enhanced understanding of the more straightforward ones.
This book is a 'must' for any serious reader of Yeats.
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