Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Paperback)

By William Butler Yeats (Editor), Paul Muldoon (Introduction by), Paul Muldoon (Preface by)
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Gathered by the renowned Irish poet, playwright, and essayist William Butler Yeats, the sixty-five tales and poems in this delightful collection uniquely capture the rich heritage of the Celtic imagination. Filled with legends of village ghosts, fairies, demons, witches, priests, and saints, these stories evoke both tender pathos and lighthearted mirth and embody what Yeats describes as “the very voice of the people, the very pulse of life.”

“The impact of these tales doesn’t stop with Yeats, or Joyce, or Oscar Wilde,” writes Paul Muldoon in his Foreword, “for generations of readers in Ireland and throughout the world have found them flourishing like those persistent fairy thorns.”

About the Author


William Butler Yeats is generally considered to be Ireland's greatest poet, living or dead, and one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.

Paul Muldoon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Moy Sand and Gravel, Hay", and "The Annals of Chile", among other noteworthy poetry collections. A former Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, he is currently Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Paul Muldoon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Moy Sand and Gravel, Hay", and "The Annals of Chile", among other noteworthy poetry collections. A former Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, he is currently Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Praise For…


“These folk-tales are full of simplicity and musical occurrences, for they are the literature of a class...who have steeped everything in the heart: to whom everything is a symbol.”—William Butler Yeats

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812968552
ISBN-10: 0812968557
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: February 11th, 2003
Pages: 400
Language: English