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Riassunto: He was the finest modern poet in the English language--plus a playwright, theatre manager, politician, and passionate believer in supernatural. William Butler Yeats' writing captures all the magic and mystery of his native Ireland, and here are some 26 of his finest, most mesmerizing verses. In "The Stolen Child," fairies come in the night to entice a boy away forever to "where the wave of moonlight glosses the dim grey sands with light." Yeats claimed that a Greek folk song inspired "The Song of Wandering Aengus": the excerpt here follows Aengus on his quest to locate an enchanted girl. Visions of a fierce and terrible battle-where "unknown perishing armies beat about my ears"--emerge in "The Valley of the Black Pig," all seen in a dream. Matching the beauty of Yeats' written images are a series of exquisite and evocative paintings, which range from panoramic natural landscapes to compelling portraits of characters both human and fantastic. And, as always, this acclaimed series features fascinating biographical information, introductions to each verse, and full annotations that define difficult unfamiliar vocabulary.
From Booklist: Reviewed with books on Coleridge and Wordsworth in the Poetry for Young People series.
Gr. 6-10. The editors of these handsome collections in the Poetry for Young People series have chosen well, bringing together about 20 of each great poet's most accessible, compelling poems, with selections that range from Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" to Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" and Yeats' stark, dramatic "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death." The full-color paintings on each page are beautiful. Each volume begins with a helpful general biography and a critical introduction to the poet's work. On the page with each poem, brief editorial notes provide useful context and guidance (if only the notes were at the back of the book, so that the reader could first enjoy a poem free of commentary). In fact, the book design is a problem, especially in the Yeats book. Harrington's impressionistic art is lush and beautiful, evoking the Irish landscapes, fantasy worlds, and stormy emotions of the verse; but the large pictures leave no space for readers to imagine what the words suggest, and much of the type is hard to read because it's printed right on the dark, full-page paintings. In the Coleridge and Wordsworth collections there is a lot more white space, and the illustrations evoke each poet's world without totally overwhelming the verbal images. None of this classic poetry is easy reading, and all three books will work best for reading aloud and group discussion. Hazel Rochman
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Titolo: Poetry for Young People: William Butler ...
Casa editrice: Sterling
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Sterling. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0806966157I3N00
Descrizione libro Sterling, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0806966157
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. annotated. Codice libro della libreria K-774-267
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808069661514.0
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Descrizione libro Sterling, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. annotated edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0806966157
Descrizione libro Sterling, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020806966157
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