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William Butler Yeats

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Comprehensive information about William Butler Yeats including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. William Butler Yeats, who is often considered to be one of the foremost figures of the 20th century literature, was born in Sandymount Castle, Dublin (Ireland) on June 13, 1865. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, founded the Abbey Theatre, where he served as its chief during its early years. This educational William Butler Yeats resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. Quote Right
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Quote Left For men were born to pray and save: Romantic Ireland's dead and gone, It's with O'Leary in the grave. Quote Right
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Quote Left The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life, or of the work, Quote Right
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Quote Left I can sit up half the night With some friend that has the wit... Quote Right
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Quote Left I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth. Quote Right
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