Poems Written in Discouragement 1912-1913

Author: W.B. Yeats

Book ID: 67705

Price: 2,950.00

Poems Written in Discouragement 1912-1913. Dundrum: Cuala Press, 1913. Publishers original dark grey sewn wrappers, lettered in black.. Light age-toning, but a nice bright copy.

One of only 50 copies published & one of the rarest of all the Cuala Press publications.

 Contains: ‘To A Wealthy Man, who Promised a Second Subscription if it were Proved the People Wanted Pictures;’ ‘September 1913;’ To A Friend whose Work has come to Nothing; Paudeen;’ To a Shade.

In Roy Foster’s estimation, ‘September, 1913, stands with the great polemics of literature. Perhaps more than any of his poems since ‘Innisfree’, it gave phrases to the language.. and it set the tone for Poems Written In Discouragement .. disillusionment with Irish public attitudes, and his readiness – by 1913 – to confront them from the vantage of unashamed elitism.’  (Foster, W. B. Yeats: A Life, pp. 492, 501)

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