The Wild Swans at Coole: A Facsimile Edition, by William Butler Yeats
Published in 1919, The Wild Swans at Coole is contemplative and elegiac. This collection, written during World War I, captures Yeats at a time when he was looking back on his life, coming to terms with the realities of modern war, reflecting on lost love, and defining his place in the world as a poet. It features forty poems, among them “The Fisherman,” “In Memory of Major Robert Gregory,” “The Wild Swans at Coole,” and “On Being Asked for a War Poem."
This facsimile of the original 1919 edition presents the reader with the work in its original form, with handsome old fashioned type, how readers and Yeats himself would have seen it in the early twentieth century. A great gift book. Also included is an Introduction and notes by esteemed Yeats scholar George Bornstein.
Please note that this book is in perfect condition, but it does carry a small black dot/ streak on the outside bottom edge of a book, a remainder mark.