Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Ralph M. Wardle
Among contemporary poets, William Butler Yeats remains unsurpassed. His achievement as a poet is even greater when one considers the struggle which was a part of it. Although it is difficult and, perhaps, unwise to claim immorality for contemporary art, the critics have not hesitated to applaud Yeats and claim him as one of the great poets of all time. W. Somerset Maugham said of Yeats: “He was certainly the greatest poet of his generation, and I think it is safe to bet that he will occupy an honorable, more, an exalted place in the long line of poets who, since Chaucer have made our literature splendid.”
Keller, Marion, "William Butler Yeats and the Thoor Ballylee" (1949). Student Work. 3212.
Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."