This title, first published in 1990, is a census of the manuscripts of William Butler Yeats. The census includes not only his books, plays and poetry but also the whereabouts of many of Yeats’s letters and speeches, and will be of particular interest to students of literature.
For further reading please refer to Conrad A. Balliet’s chapter ‘A Supplement to W. B. Yeats: A Census of the Manuscripts’ in Richard J. Finnerman’s (Editor) Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies (Volume XIII, 1995, The University of Chicago Press).
Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; How to Use this Census; Manuscripts; Books; Inscriptions; Letters; Miscellany; Other Authors; Plays; Poems; Poems, Unpublished; Prose; Speeches; Libraries and Other Owners; Appendix; Bibliography; Indexes
This set reissues 6 books, originally published between 1951 and 1990, on William Butler Yeats, a foremost figure of twentieth-century literature and one of the driving forces behind the Irish Literary Revival. The volumes examine Yeats’s work, his poetic development, and his social and private life, and will be of interest to students of literature.