Books: Poetry

LAST POEMS & PLAYS—W. B. Yeats—Macmillian ($1.75).

The life of Eire's great Poet William Butler Yeats (died 1939, at 73) was a wild-goose chase after poetical wisdom—a chase that did not end before the goose was caught, cooked and eaten. How Yeats swallowed his bird—beak, bones and feathers—he has told in detail in his classic Autobiography. How the meal sat on his stomach is made plain in his motley, fearful, sometimes scabrous, more often superb Last Poems & Plays.

Man All that I have said and done,

Now that I am old and ill,...

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