WB Yeats

William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish poet and a major figure in twentieth-century poetry. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923, the first Irishman so honoured.  A driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, he, along with others, founded the Abbey Theatre, where he served as its chief during its early years. Yeats was a very good friend of Indian Bengali poet Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

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