Books: Prize Poet's Progress

DRAMATIS PERSONAE—W. B. Yeats—Macmillan ($2.50).

When a Dubliner is about to quote William Butler Yeats he stills his hearers and puts quotation marks in the air by raising his right hand as if to take an oath. Yeats himself never raises his voice above a faint chant. Absentminded, mystical, called the most complete type of fop that has ever appeared in literature, he has gone his dreamy way regardless of critical catcalls. has steadily grown in the estimation of Ireland and the world. Of the small, select number of first-rate modern poets, Yeats is...

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