By turns joyful and despairing, some of the twentieth century's greatest verse on fleeting youth, fervent hopes and futile sacrifice.
The poems, prose, and drama gathered in When You Are Old introduce a fresh portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning writer as a younger man: the 1890s aesthete and dandy who collected Irish folklore, dabbled in magic, and wrote heartrending poems for his beloved-the beautiful, elusive Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne.
Y is for Yeats. A specially compiled edition for the Penguin Drop Caps series, When You Are Old will include the most accessible, best-known poems by W.B. Yeats from his early years that made the Nobel Prize winning writer and poet popular in his day.
W.B. Yeats's Selected Poems is edited with an introduction and notes by Timothy Webb in Penguin Modern Classics.
The collected works of one of the last century's greatest poets, which will appeal to the general and scholarly reader alike