The most comprehensive compendium of Yeats's work is now available in an expanded, revised edition that includes fifty-seven poems not in the earlier edition.
One of the premier writers of the twentieth century, Irish writer and William Butler Yeats lyric poet produced important works in every literary genre, works of astonishing range, energy, erudition, beauty, and skill. Since 1997, The Yeats Reader has provided readers with a single, portable volume that encompasses the full range of Yeats's talents, offering a dazzling selection of his poems, plays, autobiographical writings, critical essays, and prose fiction.
The 2002 revised edition of The Yeats Reader includes all of the content from the original edition, plus an additional fifty-seven poems (sixty-four pages), maintaining the collection's status as the most comprehensive Yeats compendium available. The Reader's detailed appendix has also been updated to provide "before" and "after" versions -- an early draft and a later draft -- of six different Yeats poems, so readers may compare and study the poet's revisions in detail.
A must-have for knowledgeable fans and new Yeats readers alike, The Yeats Reader is a significant achievement in its own right.