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William Butler Yeats

Poet, Playwright (13-Jun-1865 — 28-Jan-1939)


Hazard Adams. Blake and Yeats: The Contrary Vision. Cornell University Press. 1955. 328pp.

Joseph Adams. Yeats and the Masks of Syntax: A Study in Connections. Columbia University Press. 1984. 111pp.

Keith Alldritt. W. B. Yeats: The Man and the Milieu. Clarkson Potter. 1997. 388pp.

Douglas N. Archibald. Yeats. Syracuse University Press. 1983. 280pp.

Brian Arkins. Builders of My Soul: Greek and Roman Themes in Yeats. Rowman & Littlefield. 1990. 241pp.

Mark Bauer. This Composite Voice: The Role of W. B. Yeats in James Merrill's Poetry. Routledge. 2003. 290pp.

Harold Bloom. Yeats. Oxford University Press. 1972. 512pp.

George Bornstein. Poetic Remaking: The Art of Browning, Yeats, and Pound. Penn State Press. 1988. 164pp.

Curtis Baker Bradford. Yeats at Work. Southern Illinois University Press. 1965. 407pp.

Anthony Bradley. William Butler Yeats. Ungar. 1979. 306pp.

Terence Brown. The Life of W. B. Yeats: A Critical Biography. Gill & Macmillan. 1999. 410pp.

Suheil B. Bushrui; Tim Prentki. An International Companion to the Poetry of W. B. Yeats. Rowman & Littlefield. 1990. 250pp.

Wayne K. Chapman. Yeats and English Renaissance Literature. Macmillan. 1991. 290pp.

Raymond Cowell (editor). Critics on Yeats: Readings in Literary Criticism. University of Miami Press. 1971. 114pp.

K. G. W. Cross; R. T. Dunlop. A Bibliography of Yeats Criticism, 1887-1965. Macmillan. 1971. 341pp.

Denis Donoghue. William Butler Yeats. Viking Press. 1971. 160pp.

Karen Dorn. Players and Painted Stage: The Theatre of W.B. Yeats. Harvester Press. 1984. 143pp.

Dwight Eddins. Yeats: The Nineteenth Century Matrix. University of Alabama Press. 1971. 173pp.

Richard Ellmann. Four Dubliners: Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce and Samuel Becket. New York: George Braziller. 1987.

Richard Ellmann. The Identity of Yeats. Oxford University Press. 1970. 368pp.

Richard Ellmann. Yeats: The Man and the Masks. New York: Macmillan. 1948. 331pp.

Richard Ellmann. Eminent Domain: Yeats Among Wilde, Joyce, Pound, Eliot, and Auden. Oxford University Press. 1967. 159pp.

Richard J. Finneran (editor). The Correspondence of Robert Bridges and W. B. Yeats. Toronto: Macmillan. 1977. 68pp.

Deborah Fleming. A Man Who Does Not Exist: The Irish Peasant in the Work of W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge. University of Michigan Press. 1995. 224pp.

Ian Fletcher. W. B. Yeats and His Contemporaries. Harvester. 1987. 350pp.

Anthony Flinn. Approaching Authority: Transpersonal Gestures in the Poetry of Yeats, Eliot, and Williams. Bucknell University Press. 1997. 236pp.

Robert Fitzroy Foster. W. B. Yeats: A Life. Oxford University Press. 1997.

Donald James Gordon. W. B. Yeats: Images of a Poet: My Permanent or Impermanent Images. Barnes and Noble. 1970. 151pp.

William T. Gorski. Yeats and Alchemy. SUNY Press. 1996. 223pp.

George Mills Harper. Yeats and the Occult. Macmillan of Canada. 1975. 322pp.

Daniel A. Harris. Yeats: Coole Park and Ballylee. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1974. 262pp.

Thomas Rice Henn. The Lonely Tower: Studies in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats. Methuen. 1965. 375pp.

Joseph Maunsell Hone. W. B. Yeats, 1865-1939. Macmillan. 1989. 504pp.

A. Norman Jeffares. W. B. Yeats: A New Biography. New York: Farrar, Straus. 1989. 374pp.

A. Norman Jeffares (editor). Letters to W. B. Yeats And Ezra Pound from Iseult Gonne: A Girl That Knew All Dante Once. Palgrave Macmillan. 2003. 304pp.

A. Norman Jeffares; A. S. Knowland. A Commentary on the Collected Plays of W. B. Yeats. London: Macmillan. 1975. 310pp.

Alexander Norman Jeffares (editor). Yeats the European. Rowman & Littlefield. 1989. 336pp. Conference held at the Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco.

K. P. S. Jochum. W. B. Yeats: A Classified Bibliography of Criticism. Folkestone, England: Dawson. 1975. 802pp.

K. P. S. Jochum. W. B. Yeats: A Classified Bibliography of Criticism: Including Additions to Allan Wade's Bibliography of the Writings of W. B. Yeats and a Section of the Irish Literary and Dramatic Revival. University of Illinois Press. 1977. 801pp.

Klaus Peter Jochum. The Reception of W. B. Yeats in Europe. Thoemmes Continuum. 2006. 480pp.

Patrick J. Keane (editor). William Butler Yeats: A Collection of Criticism. McGraw-Hill. 1973. 151pp.

A. S. Knowland. W. B. Yeats: Dramatist of Vision. C. Smythe. 1983. 256pp.

Vivienne Koch. W. B. Yeats, the Tragic Phase: A Study of the Last Poems. Johns Hopkins Press. 1951. 151pp.

Bernard Levine. The Dissolving Image: The Spiritual-Esthetic Development of W. B. Yeats. Wayne State University Press. 1970. 180pp.

Peter Liebregts; Peter Van de Kamp (editors). Tumult of Images: Essays on W. B. Yeats and Politics. Rodopi. 1995. 249pp. Essays from conference proceedings.

Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux. Yeats and the Visual Arts. Syracuse University Press. 2003. 238pp.

James Longenbach. Stone Cottage: Pound, Yeats, and Modernism. Oxford University Press. 1988. 352pp.

Frank Laurence Lucas. The Drama of Chekhov, Synge, Yeats, and Pirandello. Cassell. 1963. 452pp.

Louis MacNeice. The Poetry of W. B. Yeats. Oxford University Press. 1941. 242pp.

Brenda Maddox. Yeats's Ghosts: The Secret Life of W. B. Yeats. HarperCollins. 1999. 474pp.

Edward Greenway Malins. A Preface to Yeats. Scribner. 1974. 212pp.

Heather Martin. W. B. Yeats: Metaphysician as Dramatist. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 1986. 153pp.

Kathleen McGrory; John Eugene Unterecker (editors). Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett: New Light on Three Modern Irish Writers. Bucknell University Press. 1976. 184pp.

Colin Meir. The Ballads and Songs of W. B. Yeats: The Anglo-Irish Heritage in Subject and Style. Barnes & Noble Books. 1974. 141pp.

E. H. Mikhail (editor). W. B. Yeats: Interviews and Recollections. Barnes & Noble. 1977. 426pp.

Liam Miller. The Noble Drama of W. B. Yeats. Humanities Press. 1977. 365pp.

John Rees Moore. Masks of Love and Death: Yeats as Dramatist. Cornell University Press. 1971. 361pp.

Virginia Moore. The Unicorn: William Butler Yeats' Search for Reality. Macmillan. 1954. 519pp.

Leonard Nathan. The Tragic Drama of William Butler Yeats: Figures in a Dance. Columbia University Press. 1965. 307pp.

Michael North. The Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot, and Pound. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 241pp.

Robert O'Driscoll; Lorna Reynolds. Yeats and the Theatre. Macmillan. 1975. 288pp.

Leonard Orr. Yeats and Postmodernism. Syracuse University Press. 1991. 204pp.

Andrew Parkin. The Dramatic Imagination of W. B. Yeats. Gill and Macmillan. 1978. 208pp.

Thomas Francis Parkinson. W. B. Yeats, Self-critic: A Study of His Early Verse, and The Later Poetry. University of California Press. 1971. 456pp.

Thomas Francis Parkinson. W. B. Yeats: The Later Poetry. University of California Press. 1964. 260pp.

Dwight Hilliard Purdy. Biblical Echo and Allusion in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats: Poetics and the Art of God. Bucknell University Press. 1994. 169pp.

Steven D. Putzel. Reconstructing Yeats: The Secret Rose and The Wind Among the Reeds. Rowman & Littlefield. 1986. 242pp.

Hilary Pyle. Jack B. Yeats: A Biography. Rowman & Littlefield. 1989. 240pp.

M. Bernetta Quinn. Metamorphic Tradition in Modern Poetry: Essays on the Work of Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, T. S. Eliot, Hart Crane, Randall Jarrell and William Butler Yeats. Rutgers University Press. 1955. 263pp.

Kathleen Raine. Yeats the Initiate: Essays on Certain Themes in the Work of W. B. Yeats. Rowman & Littlefield. 1990. 449pp.

Balachandra Rajan. W. B. Yeats: A Critical Introduction. Hutchinson University Library. 1965. 207pp.

Benjamin Lawrence Reid. William Butler Yeats: The Lyric of Tragedy. University of Oklahoma Press. 1961. 280pp.

David Richman. Passionate Action: Yeats's Mastery of Drama. University of Delaware Press. 2000. 199pp.

Macha L. Rosenthal. Sailing into the Unknown: Yeats, Pound, and Eliot. Oxford University Press. 1978. 224pp.

Margaret Rudd. Divided Image: A Study of William Blake and W. B. Yeats. Routledge & K. Paul. 1953. 239pp.

Gale C. Schricker. A New Species of Man: The Poetic Persona of W. B. Yeats. Bucknell University Press. 1982. 214pp.

Morton Irving Seiden. William Butler Yeats: The Poet as a Mythmaker, 1865-1939. Michigan State University Press. 1962. 397pp.

Priscilla Washburn Shaw. Rilke, Valéry and Yeats: The Domain of the Self. Rutgers University Press. 1964. 278pp.

Robin Skelton; Ann Saddlemyer. The World of W. B. Yeats. University of Washington Press. 1967. 231pp.

Stan Smith. W. B. Yeats: A Critical Introduction. Rowman & Littlefield. 1990. 179pp.

Jon Stallworthy. Yeats: Last Poems: A Casebook. Macmillan. 1968. 280pp.

Amy Geraldine Stock. W. B. Yeats: His Poetry and Thought. Cambridge University Press. 1961. 254pp.

Roselinde Supheert. Yeats in Holland: The Reception of the Work of W. B. Yeats in the Netherlands Before World War Two. Rodopi. 1995. 319pp.

Leon Surette. The Birth of Modernism: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats and the Occult. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1994.

Mary Helen Thuente. W. B. Yeats and Irish Folklore. Gill and Macmillan. 1981. 286pp.

Deirdre Toomey. Yeats and Women. Macmillan. 1992. 442pp.

Frank Tuohy. Yeats. Herbert Press. 1991. 232pp.

John Eugene Unterecker (editor). Yeats: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall. 1963. 180pp.

Peter Ure. Yeats. Oliver and Boyd. 1963. 129pp.

Peter Ure. Yeats the Playwright: A Commentary on Character and Design in the Major Plays. Barnes & Noble. 1963. 182pp.

Helen Vendler. Poets Thinking: Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats. Harvard University Press. 2004. 176pp.

Helen Hennessy Vendler. Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and Lyric Form. Belknap Press. 2007. 428pp.

Allan Wade. A Bibliography of the Writings of W. B. Yeats. R. Hart-Davis. 1958. 449pp.

George Joseph Watson. Irish Identity and the Literary Revival: Synge, Yeats, Joyce and O'Casey. Croom Helm. 1979. 336pp.

Francis Alexander Charles Cauvin Wilson. W. B. Yeats and Tradition. Macmillan. 1958. 286pp.


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  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.525)

  16. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.925-26)

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