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W. B. Yeats at 150

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San Francisco, California

Description:

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, born June 13, 1865.

Language:

English


Episodes

Matthew Broderick and Colum McCann Celebrate W.B. Yeats at 150

6/9/2015
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Two time Tony winner Matthew Broderick and National Book Award-winning novelist Colum McCann celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth “Ireland’s national poet,” William Butler Yeats. (Leonard Lopate, WNYC, 6/4/2015)

Duration: 00:23:00


A Giant At My Shoulder

6/9/2015
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Roy Foster talks about W.B. Yeats. (A Giant At My Shoulder Podcast, 7/1/2007)

Duration: 00:26:00


'On Being Asked for a War Poem,' by William Butler Yeats

6/9/2015
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From Slate Magazine, Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky reads William Butler Yeats' "On Being Asked for a War Poem." (Slate Poetry Podcast, 10/8/2011)

Duration: 00:02:00


Sing Whatever is Well Made

6/9/2015
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Reminiscences of the poet William Butler Yeats on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death in 1939. (Documentary on One, RTE, 1/26/1989)

Duration: 00:40:00


The Language of W.B. Yeats

6/9/2015
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William Butler Yeats is one of the foremost figures in 20th century literature and is often described as the greatest modern poet of the English language. (The Book Show, RN, 11/16/2011)

Duration: 00:14:00