WB Yeats

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Yeats’ play on sale for £125,000 – thanks to message from the dead
A 1924 seance has solved the mystery surrounding a signed copy of the dramatist’s first play

David Barnett

29, Oct, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Ocean views and authors lost: a literary tour of Ireland’s wild west coast
The wild west coast from Cork up to Donegal has captivated writers from Yeats to Synge and Charlotte Brontë – as well as a host of lesser-known talent

Vic O'Sullivan

14, Sep, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Only the great writers are misquoted’: Dublin marathon medal has wrong Yeats quote
‘There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t met yet’ is engraved beneath an image of the Nobel-winning Irish poet. Only he didn’t write it

Ella Creamer

12, Sep, 2023 @11:46 AM

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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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