Famous Authors: W.B. Yeats
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 3/25/2008
W.B. Yeats was born in Ireland in 1865, the son of a barrister turned painter. Though he lived in England for part of his life, he was always involved in the politics of Ireland. When the Irish Free State was founded, Yeats served as a member of the Senate for six years. Had Yeats stopped writing before middle age, he may only have been remembered as a minor literary figure; his greatest work was produced between the ages of 50 and 75, an accomplishment that remains unique in the history of poetry.
|Run Time:||30 minutes|