The Wind Among the Reeds. Association Copy (1903)
Author: W.B. Yeats
Book ID: 65165
The Wind Among the Reeds. London: Elkin Mathews, 1903. Fourth Edition. Pp vii, 108. Quarter linen, grey paper boards, title in black to upper cover and title label to spine. Light shelf-wear to boards, contents in good condition.
Ex Libris Shane Leslie, with his bookplate to rear pastedown, and manuscript poems in his hand to front endpapers & half-title; further inscriptions to title page and contents pages. With autographed letter, signed by W.B. Yeats pasted-in at rear.
Irish Nationalist and supporter of Home Rule for Ireland, Shane Leslie changed his name to Shane – an Irish equivalent of John. A convert to Roman Catholicism, many of his literary works reflect his Catholic faith. He wrote novels, poetry, biographies, studies of Celtic legend and folklore, apologetics, histories, and several volumes of memoirs. In 1916, he became editor of the prestigious ‘Dublin Review.’
‘The Wind Among the Reeds’ represents Yeats’ lifelong desire to create a poetic world which mirrored his interest and a love for the rich legends and myths of Ireland.
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