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W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory: The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Poetry

A Nobel Prize winning Irish dramatist and author, one of the founders of the Irish Literary Revival, William Butler Yeats is considered one of the twentieth century's key English language poets. A Symbolist poet, he had published during his life several volumes of plays and poetry, which are characterized dreamlike atmosphere, folk motifs and symbols.

“The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays”, published in 1908, was written in collaboration with Lady Gregory. "The Unicorn from the Stars" is a thorough reworking of "Where There Is Nothing", in which Yeats sought to create a "religious Don Quixote". The main character rejects the material world, providing Yeats with the opportunity to balance realism and supernatural revelation in a dynamic that became central to his art.

We are glad to present you the work, written by the recognized master of poetry, who, according with T.S. Eliot’s opinion, was one of the few whose history is the history of their own time, who are a part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them. Enjoy the reading!

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