The Yeats Reader is the first single volume to encompass the full range of William Butler Yeats's talents. It presents over a hundred and fifty of Yeats's best-known poems, plus eight plays, a sampling of his prose tales, and excerpts from his published autobiographical and critical writings. In addition, an appendix offers six early texts of poems that Yeats later revised. Also included are selections from the memoirs left unpublished at his death and complete introductions written for the unpublished Scribner Edition of his collected works. The Yeats Reader also includes detailed notes and a chronology of the life.
RICHARD J.FINNERAN is general editor, with George Mills Harper, for The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats; series editor of The Poems in the Cornell Yeats; and editor of Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies. He holds the Hodges Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; is a past President of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association; and is Executive Director of the Society for Textual Scholarship.