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Alisa Marko: Guest Lecture William Butler Yeats ( 1865-1939) “The greatest poet of our time, certainly the greatest poet in this language, and, so far.

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1 Alisa Marko: Guest Lecture William Butler Yeats ( ) “The greatest poet of our time, certainly the greatest poet in this language, and, so far as I can tell, in any language.” ~T.S. Eliot

2 The Lake Isle of Innisfree Sligo, Ireland

3 Founds Dublin Hermetic Society, 1885 The Wanderings of Oisin, 1889 Founds National Literary Society, 1891 Founds National (Abbey) Theater, 1897 Consciousness is Conflict: Maud Gonne marries MacBride, 1903 Easter Rebellion, 1916 Marries Georgiana Hyde-Lees, 1917; begins automatic writing that leads to A Vision, 1926 Serves as Irish Senator, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1923 Purgatory written and performed, 1938

4 Maud Gonne (left) and Georgiana Hyde-Lees

5 From A Vision

6 Byzantium

7 From Boston College Magazine, Winter 2001 “An Old Fool”


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