WB Yeats

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‘Bitter, gentle, funny’: Irish stars unite to celebrate overlooked poet Patrick Kavanagh
Celebrities including Bono and Liam Neeson hope to bring their homeland’s bard to a global audience with an album of read poems

Rory Carroll in Dublin

18, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Poetic justice: WB Yeats’s time in London to be celebrated at last
Years of campaigning will come to fruition this week with the unveiling of a sculpture in Bedford Park to the great writer

Vanessa Thorpe

04, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Eimear McBride: ‘I despise wafty, goalless female protagonists’
The novelist on growing out of DH Lawrence, the joy of James Joyce and the sound of WB Yeats

Eimear McBride

02, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Sex in 1945? There was a war on | Brief letters
Brief letters: Drunken revelations | 77th birthdays | WB Yeats on Boris Johnson | Insanity and the Tories | Know your garden


21, Jul, 2022 @5:00 PM

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The forgotten ‘weird sisters’ of WB Yeats who helped forge Irish identity
Overlooked except for a scornful reference in Ulysses, Elizabeth and Lily ran a vibrant women-only arts and crafts enterprise

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

20, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Was Joe Biden trolling Britain with his choice of poetry – or choosing his words perfectly?
You can tell a lot about a leader from the poems they quote, as the president’s speech to US air force personnel proved this week

Zoe Williams

13, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Denis Donoghue obituary
Literary critic who defended traditional values against campus radicals

Eric Homberger

28, May, 2021 @4:54 PM

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Will bad leadership on Covid go unpunished?
Letters: Don’t blame the UK’s Covid death toll on our rule-averse culture, writes Robert Webb. Philip Clayton fears the government’s blunders will be rewarded, while Adrian Paterson traces literary references to an earlier pandemic


02, Feb, 2021 @6:06 PM

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Forgotten Plays: No 9 – The Words Upon the Window-Pane and Purgatory by WB Yeats
A drama in which the spirit of Jonathan Swift haunts a seance and an astonishingly brief update of the Oresteia confirm the poet’s remarkable skills as a playwright

Michael Billington

27, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'Things fall apart': the apocalyptic appeal of WB Yeats's The Second Coming
Written 100 years ago, Yeats’s poem has been absorbed into the cultural bloodstream from Chinua Achebe to The Sopranos, Joan Didion to Gordon Gecko. Why is it such a touchstone in times of chaos?

Dorian Lynskey

30, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Thomas Keneally: ‘Does anyone write a good book at 83? Well, I think I have’’
The Australian novelist on crying over a Dickens biography, laughing at Kathy Lette and the classic he is ashamed not to have read

Thomas Keneally

06, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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There are dark stirrings in Brexiteers’ sudden fixation with poetry | Edward Sugden
Geoffrey Cox et al are casting themselves as epic heroes fighting for a return to a purer past, says cultural historian Edward Sugden

Edward Sugden

12, Apr, 2019 @11:00 AM

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