The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats, by W. B. Yeats
W. B. Yeats was Romantic and Modernist, mystical dreamer and leader of the Irish Literary Revival, Nobel prizewinner, dramatist and, above all, poet.
He began writing with the intention of putting his 'very self' into his poems.
T. S. Eliot, one of many who proclaimed the Irishman's greatness, described him as 'one of those few whose history is the history of their own time, who are part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them'.
For anyone interested in the literature of the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century, Yeats's work is essential.