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A Week in Literary History

June 13th, 2002

In 1865, Irish playwright and poet William Butler Yeats (The Tower, 1928) is born in Sandymount, Dublin.

William Butler Yeats, b. June 13, 1865, d. 1939

yeatsphotoyoung.pngThe great poet was also an influential playwright, theater manager, and champion of Irish culture, and he has the unusual distinction of having produced some of his best work (The Tower) after receiving the Nobel Prize, which he was awarded in 1923.

Suggested Reading Poetry The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems, 1889. The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics, 1892. The Wind Among the Reeds, 1899. The Green Helmet and Other Poems, 1916. The Wild Swans at Coole, 1919. A Vision, 1925. The Tower, 1928. The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933. Plays Collected Plays, 1934. Autobiography Autobiographies of William Butler Yeats, 1926. Autobiography, 1938.

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