W. B. Yeats (1865 - 1939) had an incisive influence on poetry worldwide. During the 1950s and early 1960s, his poetry influenced some of the Beat poetry found in jazz coffeehouses.
A revised edition, this fine book details the life of Yeats from birth to death in an honest, straight-forward manner. The poems are discussed. Yeats fascination with the supernatural philosophy writing travel art and women is also covered in detail.
If you are curious as to why this man's poetry was popular to some jazz musicians and beat poets this book will reveal Yeats in total. W. B. YEATS: A NEW BIOGRAPHY is a fine reading experience one all readers will enjoy.
The book contains photos and index. An enjoyable book full of facts.'William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet whose influence could be felt in European and American coffeehouses where jazz blended with poetry during the 1950s and early 1960s. The Beat poetry flourished as did jazz. This is his biography, filled with life and creativity!