This Reader's Guide follows the often-heated critical debates on who Yeats was and what kind of poetry he wrote. To what culture and what tradition did he belong? Was Yeats a revivalist, a modernist or a nationalist? Michael Faherty offers selections from the leading voices in these debates, setting them in the context of Irish cultural and political history.
MICHAEL FAHERTY is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at De Montfort University, UK.