W.B. Yeats

Poems
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Product Number: DD13865
Released: Jun 05, 2006
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ISBN: #9781598870398
Narrator/s: T.P. McKenna
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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This compelling collection spans Yeats's career: from the poems of his early years, which display his interest in Irish myths and his hopeless passion for Irish patriot Maud Gonne, to the soaring, majestic poems of his old age. Works of precision, economy and sensuous, lyrical beauty, they include "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," "The Wild Swans at Coole," "Byzantium," and "Leda and the Swan."

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Genre: Poetry

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Narrator(s): T.P. McKenna
Genre: Poetry
Product Number DD7248
Released: Jun 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470888862
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Narrator(s): T.P. McKenna
Genre: Poetry
Product Number Z10009386
Released: Oct 10, 2005
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781598872521

Professional reviews

"These 52 pieces span the poet's entire career but predominately invoke the image of a man looking back with resolve at circumstances altered by time's passage. The overriding mood is a stoic, mild melancholy. One notable exception is "The Fiddler of Dooney." T.P. McKenna matches its energy with a brighter, less formal character voice than any he employs for the other selections. The remainder he delivers in variations of a refined yet unadorned straightforward style that reflects the inner voice of Yeats quite well. McKenna's dulcet tones are authentically Irish, entirely intelligible to American ears, and absolutely worthy to this task. D.J. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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