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  1. says:

    The only thing I can think to say about WB Yeats is that despite the controversy that has enshrouded him for almost a century he is not one of those poets you either love or hate If I were to read this collection from cover to cover exhaustive annotations included I won't ever do this by the way it's likely that I would come out really ambivalent In fact you don't even need to read the fucking book Just take a really good Anglo Irish Lit class and the lectures on Yeats's life can't avoid the fact that he turned into a crotchety old manMuch like Wordsworth Yeats turned into a real bastard The youth and occasional naiveté he embraced in his early work and probably his most immediately mellifluous was an object of so much contempt in his later life It was for a very real reason His mistake in the spirit of my irresolute opinion of the man I only call it a mistake when I'm in a bad mood was that the things that made him write were the things of political life If you know anything about Ireland in the early 20th Century you know it was a political and militaristic disaster an everyday torrent of explosions and gunfire and homemade bombs and shit Over the years Yeats began to feel almost responsible for the political strife that continued to plague his beloved country Having one of the most remarkable bodies of work in the English language and yes probably inspiring a lot of people to make irresponsible choices in the defense of their Ireland disenchanted him The man speaking in his poems suffers but his poems don'tIt's just a matter of taste but one that doesn't have to be acuired through such a comprehensive collection If you're not an Anglo Irish nut like I am I suggest you opt for the Collected Poems edited by Richard Finneran


  2. says:

    The last poet with a full range of vocabulary and emotion These poems challenge and enthrall


  3. says:

    Yeats is a really interest poet to explore primarily because his distinction in retrospect not at the time from other poets is largely in subject matter rather than style Overall he is a typical structural modernist and most of his poems didn't really feel uniue in their aesthetic or even in their poetic flare This was the biggest drag for me not that Yeats isn't an exceptional poet but just that after reading a lot of classic and contemporary poetry there isn't much about Yeats specifically that sets him apartHowever his subjects are compelling The most famous Irish poet Yeats talks extensively about Irish folklore and mythology implements classic tales and heroes without shying away from contemporary topics Yeats was a clearly pre confessional poet As much as I love confessional poetry it's sort of a breath of fresh air to hear a certain objectivity and disconnect from him an air of storytellingAll in all a good collection of good poetry Not my favorite but it all comes down to personal preference


  4. says:

    I'm reading this book in sections and writing reviews as I complete them Overall this edition is a wonderful collection of Yeats' poetry with helpful notes and easy to read layout This book highlights Yeats' mastery of the poetic form He is truly a craftsman weaving form and rhyme into his work without the metronomic drone or bludgeoning rhymes of lesser poets For sheer beauty of language and rhythm Yeats is difficult to surpass If not for Yeats' spiritualistic interests I would have rated the book highly I simply don’t find his mystical soul searching subjects very interesting Crossways In this earliest set of Yeat’s poems circa 1889 the young poet shows some amazing talent Some poems show a lack of experience or searching for a style but several are very good particularly The Song of the Happy Shepherd The beautiful music of Yeats’ poetry is heard 0516The Tower The Tower contains some of Yeats best known poems including Sailing to Byzantium The Tower Meditations in the Time of Civil War and Among School Children Unsurprisingly these poems shine far brighter than the others 0111The Winding Stair and Other Poems Although this book lacks the famous poems in The Tower it is a worthy seuel continuing many of the same symbols sword tower etc The poems work together as one long thematic unity “Words for Music Perhaps” is an interesting collection Though not really intended to be put to music it contains several suitespoem seuences with a simple and direct elegance of songs 1011Parnell’s Funeral and Other Poems – This short collection of poems are all rather obscure – in meaning and in impact They are especially loaded with Yeats’ uniue mythology If one is into those things this is an interesting collection If not it is a baffling mess Otherwise there also are some updated songs from his plays Meru is the best most accessible poem in the set 0516Narrative and Dramatic These poems are a bit uneven but the first book of The Wandering of Oisin is one of the best things I’ve ever read The poem in rhymed accentual verse is beautiful and moving The story is dark and mysterious full of surprises in plot and language 0111


  5. says:

    This is a beautiful edition The book as a physical object alone deserves five stars So much has been written about Yeats that it's often hard to get past the critical babble to the actual poems What this does beautifully is to make all the poems availableWhen I was at school Yeats was simply The Greatest Poet of the Twentieth century The swing against him as Ideological criticism became the dominant mode convicted his character of a wide variety of sinsaristocratic snobbish elitist right wing spirit mumbler dabbler in fascism As Seamus Heaney said in 'Stepping Stones 'Of course he and his work will be assailed but they are ready for it If ever there was an oeuvre that can take a hammering that's even daring you have a go at it it's Yeats'The rereadings and reactions haven't knocked him askew they've just helped us to know ourselves and him better'This collected invites the reader to begin at the beginning with a dreamy slightly unreal Yeats with his idealised Lover and follow him through his life through the politics and the political and artistic career through the obsessions with Maud G his marriage to arrive at that old man who could write that famous last poem it's almost impossible to imagine his younger self acceptingAs you do so you can watch the style develop see the great poems in their settings and unlike a selected get an idea of Yeats' surprising range A substantial section of notes is provided but one of the characteristics of Yeats' poems is that as Bunting said unlike Eliot or Pound he didn't expect his readers to live in books so the poems are almost always self explanatory


  6. says:

    WB Yeats is incredible I have so many favorite poems Easter 1916 Now and in time to beWherever green is wornAre changed utterlyA terrible beauty is born Or An Airman Forsees his Death I know that I shall meet my fateSomewhere among the clouds above;Those that I fight I do not hateThose that I guard I do not love; My country is Kiltartan CrossMy countrymen Klitartan's poorNo likely end could bring them lossOr leave them happier than before Or the chilling lines of The Second coming Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the worldThe blood dimmed tide is loosed and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction while the worstAre full of passionate intensitySurely some revelation is at hand;Surely the second coming is at handAnd what rough beast its hour come round at lastSlouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


  7. says:

    Anyone interested in the human condition needs to read this You witnes the progresion o f a sensitve ideal romantic youg man become gradually stripped of all he held on his pedestal and have to continually re invent himself to stay afloat It's all in here The hope and degradatoin of love and lovers the progression and regressions of a poverty struck Ireland with wars and terrorism mysticism and the disappointment it brings blood guts and even some ta So what he flirted with facism and eugenics in his final years? For his almost 6 decades of service and labor to poetry philosophy and beauty I think we can allow the old aristocrat some faults I suggest starteing with The Wind in the Reeds and reading it straight through Yeats is a genius in the true sense he had to make himself one through labor patience and grace


  8. says:

    This book was a gift to me from a customer that used to come into the deli I worked at We had many nice conversations as he came in most every day He was older and was had extremely bad eye site He would sit and eat and read with his books held up against his nose I think of him from time to time and think how hard it would be to lose the ability to read because of blindness He gave this book to me as a going away gift when I left for college That was 22 years ago I still have not read all the poems but this is really of a book to savor


  9. says:

    I came away from Yeats complete works with very few lines of his poetry stuck in my head I've always held The Second Coming in high regard and I though there would be like it but not really


  10. says:

    I loves me some Yeats Things fall apart the centre does not hold


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Revised and corrected this edition includes Yeats's own notes on his poetry complemented by exp Yeats is a really interest poet to explore primarily because his distinction in retrospect not at the time from other poets is largely in subject matter rather than style Overall he is a typical structural modernist and most of his poems didn't really feel uniue in their aesthetic or even in their poetic flare This was the biggest drag for me not that Yeats isn't an exceptional poet but just that after reading a lot of classic and contemporary poetry there isn't much about Yeats specifically that sets him apartHowever his subjects are compelling The most famous Irish poet Yeats talks extensively about Irish folklore and mythology implements classic tales and heroes without shying away from contemporary topics Yeats was a clearly pre confessional poet As much as I love confessional poetry it's sort of a breath of fresh air to hear a certain objectivity and disconnect from him an air of storytellingAll in all a good collection of good poetry Not my favorite but it all comes down to personal preference Hoopers Pasture from Maine to Vermont really interest poet to explore primarily because his distinction in Censored retrospect not at the time from other poets is largely in subject matter さくら荘のペットな彼女 9 rather than style Overall he is a typical structural modernist and most of his poems didn't The Art of Not Breathing really feel uniue in their aesthetic or even in their poetic flare This was the biggest drag for me not that Yeats isn't an exceptional poet but just that after As Bees in Honey Drown reading a lot of classic and contemporary poetry there isn't much about Yeats specifically that sets him apartHowever his subjects are compelling The most famous Irish poet Yeats talks extensively about Irish folklore and mythology implements classic tales and heroes without shying away from contemporary topics Yeats was a clearly pre confessional poet As much as I love confessional poetry it's sort of a breath of fresh air to hear a certain objectivity and disconnect from him an air of storytellingAll in all a good collection of good poetry Not my favorite but it all comes down to personal preference

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Lanatory notes from esteemed Yeats scholar Richard J Finneran The Collected Poems of WB Yeats i This is a beautiful edition The book as a physical object alone deserves five stars So much has been written about Yeats that it's often hard to get past the critical babble to the actual poems What this does beautifully is to make all the poems availableWhen I was at school Yeats was simply The Greatest Poet of the Twentieth century The swing against him as Ideological criticism became the dominant mode convicted his character of a wide variety of sinsaristocratic snobbish elitist right wing spirit mumbler dabbler in fascism As Seamus Heaney said in 'Stepping Stones 'Of course he and his work will be assailed but they are ready for it If ever there was an oeuvre that can take a hammering that's even daring you have a go at it it's Yeats'The rereadings and reactions haven't knocked him askew they've just helped us to know ourselves and him better'This collected invites the reader to begin at the beginning with a dreamy slightly unreal Yeats with his idealised Lover and follow him through his life through the politics and the political and artistic career through the obsessions with Maud G his marriage to arrive at that old man who could write that famous last poem it's almost impossible to imagine his younger self acceptingAs you do so you can watch the style develop see the great poems in their settings and unlike a selected get an idea of Yeats' surprising range A substantial section of notes is provided but one of the characteristics of Yeats' poems is that as Bunting said unlike Eliot or Pound he didn't expect his readers to live in books so the poems are almost always self explanatory さくら荘のペットな彼女 9 right wing spirit mumbler dabbler in fascism As Seamus Heaney said in 'Stepping Stones 'Of course he and his work will be assailed but they are The Art of Not Breathing ready for it If ever there was an oeuvre that can take a hammering that's even daring you have a go at it it's Yeats'The As Bees in Honey Drown rereadings and Historic Hahns Peak reactions haven't knocked him askew they've just helped us to know ourselves and him better'This collected invites the Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (Annie Graceland Mystery reader to begin at the beginning with a dreamy slightly unreal Yeats with his idealised Lover and follow him through his life through the politics and the political and artistic career through the obsessions with Maud G his marriage to arrive at that old man who could write that famous last poem it's almost impossible to imagine his younger self acceptingAs you do so you can watch the style develop see the great poems in their settings and unlike a selected get an idea of Yeats' surprising Zombie CSU range A substantial section of notes is provided but one of the characteristics of Yeats' poems is that as Bunting said unlike Eliot or Pound he didn't expect his Conquerors readers to live in books so the poems are almost always self explanatory

summary ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ W.B. Yeats

S the most comprehensive edition of one of the world's most beloved poets available in paperbac Anyone interested in the human condition needs to read this You witnes the progresion o f a sensitve ideal romantic youg man become gradually stripped of all he held on his pedestal and have to continually re invent himself to stay afloat It's all in here The hope and degradatoin of love and lovers the progression and regressions of a poverty struck Ireland with wars and terrorism mysticism and the disappointment it brings blood guts and even some ta So what he flirted with facism and eugenics in his final years? For his almost 6 decades of service and labor to poetry philosophy and beauty I think we can allow the old aristocrat some faults I suggest starteing with The Wind in the Reeds and reading it straight through Yeats is a genius in the true sense he had to make himself one through labor patience and grace