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Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth



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Through his researches into Irish folklore, legend and myth, Yeats was attempting to discover a specifically Irish imagination and to create a movement in literature enriched by, and rooted in, a vital native tradition. This collection brings together all of Yeats's published prose writings on the subject, arranged in chronological order to enable the reader to perceive how Yeats's analysis develops, embracing ideas and visions of increasing psychological and philosophical complexity.

Product code: 9780140180015

ISBN 9780140180015
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
No. Of Pages 496
Series Penguin Modern Classics
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Brings together various W B Yeats' published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs.