W. B. Yeats, a Life: The Apprentice Mage, 1865-1914
This is the first volume in what will be the definitive biography of William Butler Yeats. The text, written by eminent Irish historian R.F. Foster, illuminates not only the wellspring of Yeats' artistic vision, but the modern Irish identity he helped to create.
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W.B. YEATS: A Life: Vol. I: The Apprentice Mage 1865-1914User Review - Kirkus
Instead of offering another biographic gloss of Yeats's poetry, historian Foster (Irish History/Oxford; Paddy and Mr. Punch, 1994, etc.) concentrates on the young poet's many personae: journalist ... Read full review
The Apprentice Mage 1865-1914 (W. B. Yeats a Life Vol. 1)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Like a youth groomed for greatness, Foster (Paddy and Mr. Punch, Viking 1994) begins the first part of his two-volume biography of Yeats by thanking the literary parents it means to surpass ... Read full review