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A Nobel Prize winning Irish dramatist and author, one of the founders of the Irish Literary Revival, William Butler Yeats is considered one of the twentieth century's key English language poets. A Symbolist poet, he had published during his life several volumes of plays and poetry, which are characterized dreamlike atmosphere, folk motifs and symbols.
“The Wild Swans at Coole” is a collection of twenty-nine poems, first published in 1917. In it the author describes a placid lake where 59 wild swans are swimming peacefully. Yeats not only takes us to this lake, but also to an aching place inside the heart where we regret that time passes too quickly.
We are glad to present you the collection, written by the recognized master of poetry, who, according with T.S. Eliot’s opinion, was one of the few whose history is the history of their own time, who are a part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them. Enjoy the reading!