Bibliography (Masterplots II: Christian Literature)
Sources for Further Study
Foster, R. F. W. B. Yeats: A Life. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 2003. A biography in two volumes, The Apprentice Mage, 1865-1914 and The Arch-Poet, 1915-1939, giving the facts of Yeats’s life and connecting those facts with his works.
Jeffares, A. Norman. A Commentary on the Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1968. Commentary on the poems, giving explanations of people, places, and sources in each poem treated.
Rosenthal, M. L. Running to Paradise: Yeats’s Poetic Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Careful chronological working through of Yeats’s poems.
Unterecker, John. A Reader’s Guide to William Butler Yeats. New York: Noonday Press, 1959. Offers a short biographical sketch along with themes and explications of the poems, worked through chronologically.
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