Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth, Paperback

Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series


This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats' published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs.

Through his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats attempted to create a movement in literature that was enriched by and rooted in a vital native tradition.

In this volume, Yeats' essays, introductions and sketches are presented chronologically, giving a clear picture of how his analysis developed, increasing in its depth and complexity in his quest to create an Ireland of the imagination.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780140180015



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