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W. B. Yeats

(1865—1939) poet

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Yeats, W[illiam] B[utler]

Yeats, W[illiam] B[utler] (1865–1939)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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2003
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Literature
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(1865–1939), ...

poet, playwright, founder of the Abbey Theatre, and driving force of the Irish literary revival

Yeats, William Butler

Yeats, William Butler (1865–1939)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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465 words

(1865–1939), ...

Irish poet and dramatist, awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1923. With Lady Gregory he

Yeats, William Butler

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
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William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) is widely regarded as one of the greatest lyric poets in the English language ...

Yeats, William Butler

Yeats, William Butler (1865–1939)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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996 words

He was born in Dublin and spent part of his childhood and adolescence there, the remainder being divided between London ...

Yeats, W. B.

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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177 words

often cited as the greatest English language poet of the 20th century. In 1904, he and Lady Gregory founded ...

Yeats, William Butler

Yeats, William Butler (1865–1939)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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2007
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History, Regional and National History
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(1865–1939), ...

the greatest modern Anglo‐Irish poet. Yeats's father was an artist and (chronically insolvent) landowner; his mother's family

Yeats, W. B.

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Bernard O'Donoghue

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013
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Born in Dublin, son of the painter John Butler Yeats and Susan Pollexfen. His family moved to London when ...

Yeats, W[illiam] B[utler]

Yeats, W[illiam] B[utler] (13 June 1865)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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(b. Sandymount, Co. Dublin, 13 June 1865; d. Cap Martin, France, 28 Jan. 1939) ...

Playwright and

Yeats, W. B.

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005
(1865–1939), ... Irish poet and dramatist, born in Dublin; he spent much of his childhood in Sligo, where his mother's family lived. After a period in London, when he attended ... More
Yeats, William Butler

Yeats, William Butler   Reference library

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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430 words

(1865–1939) ...

Irish poet, who grew by experiment, self-criticism, and observation to a complete man of the theatre. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in ...

Yeats, William Butler

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Richard Allen Cave

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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(1865–1939) ... Irish poet, dramatist, manager, and director, who grew by experiment, shrewd self-criticism, and acute observation to be a complete man of the theatre. Awarded ... More
Yeats, W(illiam) B(utler)

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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Irish poet, critic, and playwright. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. ... Yeats was born near Dublin into a Protestant family, the son of a painter and ... More

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