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Selected Poems by W.B. Yeats

April 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He belonged to the Protestant, Anglo-Irish minority that had controlled the economic, political, social, and cultural life of Ireland since at least the end of the 17th century. Most members of this minority considered themselves English people who happened to have been born in Ireland, but Yeats staunchly affirmed his Irish nationality. Although he lived in London for 14 years of his childhood (and kept a permanent home there during the first half of his adult life), Yeats maintained his cultural roots, featuring Irish legends and heroes in many of his poems and plays. He was equally firm in adhering to his self-image as an artist. This conviction led many to accuse him of elitism, but it also unquestionably contributed to his greatness.

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Date:
April 25, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

Kansas City Irish Center
19 W. Linwood
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Phone:
816-474-3848