One of the best-known collections of W. B. Yeats' prose, The Celtic Twilight explores the old connection between the Irish people and the magical world of fairies. Yeats, by traveling the land in the early 20th century and talking to the common people about their experiences with the creatures, yielded a colorful overview of Celtic fairy folklore.
"A compilation of Irish folklore in prose"
A wonderful selection of Yeats' finest work, read by the author himself along with Siobhan McKenna and others.
The Nobel Laureate's early poetry is suffused with the radiant lyricism of Irish folklore and myth; the yearning romance and distinctly Irish voice of these first works have inspired scores of poets.
"Outstanding compilation of Yeats's Short Poems"
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Born in Dublin, a leader of the Irish Renaissance, he dreamed of creating a new cultural identity for his country. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. This compelling collection spans his career.
"Yeats, Music to the Mind and Soul"
William Butler Yeats, the first Irishman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is not only one of the greatest poets of the 20th century but one of the most widely read. The landscape, myths, legends, and folklore of his homeland lie at the heart of his poetic imagination, and the unique musicality of Ireland adds to the richness of his verse. But the themes of his poetry are universal and timeless: the conflict between life and death, love and hate, and the meaning of man’s existence in an imperfect world.
A short collection of recordings capturing William Butler Yeats reading his own work including "The Fiddler of Dooney" and talking about modern poetry.
"Overpriced - by a long chalk"
Dylan Thomas made several recordings in the early 1950s of other poets' works. Captured here is a collection of poems written by William Butler Yeats.
For many of us Autumn, or as the Americans would say; Fall is the season of mixed emotions. Summer's long days are replaced by a chill in the air. The colours on the trees and fields ripen to warmer hues and the harvest is brought safely home. Yet with this bounty there is the knowledge that Nature is turning her attention to the harder, colder Winter month's ahead.
A wonderful selection of classic Christmas poetry from G. K. Chesterton, Henry Vaughan, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Burns, Lord Tennyson, and many more.
Here are 24 of Yeats' finest poems, read by Siobhan McKenna, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, Cyril Cusack, and Michael MacLiammoir.
September - the ninth month of the year in our Gregorian calendar and with it arrives the autumn equinox and the first glimpses of the new season. there is much for our poets, including Browning, Kingsley, Yeats, Lanier, and Lindsay, to say and write about.
March - the third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar brings with it the Spring Equinox and the promise of warmer days and shorter nights. Our selected poets, including Swift, Yeats, Morris, Swinburne, and Austin, of course provide the words to match the mood.
Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.
Nobelpreisträger William Butler Yeats schrieb berührende Liebeslyrik, er beschwor die keltische Dämmerung und ein mythisches Byzanz. Seine stilistische Vielfalt - vom Volkslied bis zum formstreng komponierten Liebesgedicht - spiegelt sich in den unterschiedlichen Lesungen wider: In den kraftvollen Rezitationen des Autors und Dylan Thomas' sowie den legendären englischsprachigen Lesungen aus den Fünfzigerjahren. Hanns Zischler, Bibiana Beglau, August Diehl u. a. bringen deren Zauber in den deutschen Übersetzungen neu zum Klingen.
The turn of the 20th century saw radical developments in all art forms and particularly in poetry. The first volume of this series features the work of nine significant poets whose careers cover the period from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.
"Collection of poems, very well read"
This is a beautiful collection of poetry that translates the 2,000-year-old mythos of Ireland into words that inspire and touch the mind, body, and spirit of any listener. This audio narration includes music between the poems which underscores and enhances the mood of romance and thoughtfulness.
The Only Jealousy of Emer is one of Yeat's five famous Cúchulainn pieces and is written with heavy stylistic influences from the Japanese Noh theatre. Readers Paula Bauersmith, Gerald E. McGonagill, and John McLiam are accompanied by The Lou Harrison Ensemble.
WB Yeats. The name alone is synonymous with Ireland and its rich traditions of words used well. As well as being considered one of the greatest of the 20th Century English language poets he was elected to the Irish Senate and won the Nobel Prize for Literature.