Prefaces and Introductions

Uncollected Prefaces and Introductions by Yeats to Works by other Authors and to Anthologies Edited by Yeats

  • William H. O’Donnell

Part of the The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats book series (CWWBY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Prefaces and Introductions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William H. O’Donnell
      Pages 166-171
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 194-370

About this book


This volume in The Collected Edition of the Works of W.B.Yeats brings together for the first time thirty-two introductions written for anthologies that he edited or for books by other writers. The introductions span the full length of his career. Their topics range from Irish legends and folklore to the design of graceful new Irish coins. The authors he discusses include William Blake, J.M.Synge, Lady Gregory, Oscar Wilde, Oliver St John Gogarty, Lionel Johnson and Rabindranath Tagore. Full explanatory notes and an index give the reader easy access to the volume's diverse array of topics. The text is reliable and accurate.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William H. O’Donnell
    • 1
  1. 1.MemphisUSA

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