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  • Title: The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore
  • Author: W.B. Yeats
  • ISBN: 9780486436579
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback

  • Best known for his poetry, William Butler Yeats 1865 1939 was also a dedicated exponent of Irish folklore Yeats took a particular interest in the tales mythic and magical roots The Celtic Twilight ventures into the eerie and puckish world of fairies, ghosts, and spirits This handful of dreams, as the author referred to it, first appeared in 1893, and its title refeBest known for his poetry, William Butler Yeats 1865 1939 was also a dedicated exponent of Irish folklore Yeats took a particular interest in the tales mythic and magical roots The Celtic Twilight ventures into the eerie and puckish world of fairies, ghosts, and spirits This handful of dreams, as the author referred to it, first appeared in 1893, and its title refers to the pre dawn hours, when the Druids performed their rituals It consists of stories recounted to the poet by his friends, neighbors, and acquaintances Yeats faithful transcription of their narratives includes his own visionary experiences, appended to the storytellers words as a form of commentary.
    W.B. Yeats
    William Butler Yeats pronounced je ts was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, serving as its chief during its early years In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for what the Nobel Committee described as inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation He was the first Irishman so honored Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize such works include The Tower 1928 and The Winding Stair and Other Poems 1929.Yeats was born and educated in Dublin but spent his childhood in County Sligo He studied poetry in his youth, and from an early age was fascinated by both Irish legends and the occult Those topics feature in the first phase of his work, which lasted roughly until the turn of the century His earliest volume of verse was published in 1889, and those slow paced and lyrical poems display debts to Edmund Spenser and Percy Bysshe Shelley, as well as to the Pre Raphaelite poets From 1900, Yeats poetry grew physical and realistic He largely renounced the transcendental beliefs of his youth, though he remained preoccupied with physical and spiritual masks, as well as with cyclical theories of life from


    Commentaires:

    Lyn
    William Butler Yeats.When I read this name I think of lyric Irish poetry, a Nobel prize and Guinness.Yeats was also a discerning student of Irish fantasy. The emerald isle is, to many, synonymous with legends of faeries and folk tales of the unseen world. In 1893 Yeats published Celtic Twilight, a collection of essays, sketches, and anecdotes all with imagery and language reminiscent of Ireland’s connections to a mystical past. “Folk art is, indeed, the oldest of the aristocracies of though [...]

    Alex
    In his youth Yeats was a member of the Golden Dawn, an occult society; he wrote this book during that time, and it's widely seen as a manifesto about his belief in faeries and magic and such. And it is that - but it's not what you think. When he says"Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet." (p. 4)he's saying that he believes in magic, yes, but hi [...]

    Leo .
    As a child I was fascinated by words. The etymology of words. The tones. How some words look similar. How some words sound similar. How wordsspell. Faerie and Pharoe. I have also over many years had an interest in different cultures and their similarities. Particularly the Celtic and Egyptian cultures. I have been to Egypt and as a resident of the UK have visited many Celtic sites. Over many years I have wondered about the similarities between these two cultures. Chariots. Pyramids. Mysticism. I [...]

    Tifany
    A definite must-read for anyone interested in fairy tales, especially the Irish sort, as I've never found anything better. Yeats, of course, should be read for his own sake, anyway, and if you want more Yeats, go for MYTHOLOGIES, the version that includes both the Celtic Twilight and Yeats' own retellings, in prose, of Irish epic stories, as well as his own original tales. There's another Yeats collection of traditional tales--Irish Folk and Fairy Stories--that also includes the Celtic Twilight, [...]

    Beth
    This is Yeats's collection of stories and lore surrounding Celtic fairies, ghosts and spirits. It's available at Librivox (audio) and at Sacred Texts.Most of the chapters are pretty short. My favorites are "The Hosting of the Sidhe" (the poem that opens the book), "A Teller of Tales" (Yeats's description of Paddy Flynn, the storyteller who provided him with many of these tales), "The Untiring Ones" (concerning humans who were enchanted by the fairies) "The Man and His Boots" (a funny story about [...]

    TOM
    Yeats believed in faeries. My hero! These are the tricksy meddlesome faeries of Irish myth and legend, and his book chronicles real life documentation of faery happenings and occurences from Irish locals. Yeats was fascinated by the power of myth and how it impacts on everyday life. We have here tales of ghosts, faery pigs in the forest, enchanted glades, changelings, the strange creatures of the hedgerows. What is fascinating is that these are both fabulous tales and a record of popular beliefs [...]

    Emma
    Available to read legally and free on Project Gutenberg: gutenberg/ebooks/10459

    Daniel
    Reading a book greater than (or close to) a century in age typically requires a shift in my reading attitude and patience level. I often find myself re-reading a sentence a few times to fully parse it (I'm looking at you Walden) only to realize the author made a joke and it's actually quite amusing. The Celtic Twilight is no exception. And it can be read in a couple different ways. 1. As a modern day non-believer inclined to say "What is this nonsense and who believes in this crap?" 2. In a univ [...]

    Derek Davis
    Maybe it really deserves a full five stars, but it could use a little more tightening and underlying coherence -- even if it is one man's idiosyncratic collection of local stories on the faerie people of Ireland. Forget that , though. Yeats' mind walking the ridge between reason and acceptance of the marvelous-unlikely is a wonder to read. He pinpoints the population's strangely accepting outlook on the "other" people of the countryside, who live just beyond visibility and seem to turn up, more [...]

    Berfin Kanat
    İrlandalıların periler, hayaletler ve benzeri doğaüstü varlıklarla olan ilişkilerini açıklayan kısa hikayelerden oluşan bir kitap. Gündelik hayatlardan, sıradan insanların öyküleri ağırlıkta, bu sayede gerçekten yaşanmış bir şeyleri okuyormuş gibi hissediyorsunuz. Kelt mitolojisi ilginizi çekiyorsa okumanızı tavsiye ederim. Ama imkanı olan orjinalini bulup okusun, Türkçesi çok kötü. Çeviri bir kitapta bu kadar çok hatayı ilk defa görüyorum diyebilirim. Hi [...]

    C.M.L.
    this is mostly Yeats chatting with the folk from which he would later collect tales; there's some 'once it was hazy and i saw—' but i'd argue this is non-fiction as it primarily details Yeats' travels ---there's definitely a classist overtone; WBY doesn't hide his belief in his cultural/economic superiority---would rec to those interested in collection & preservation of cultures, amateur /professional anthropologists, sociologists, archivists, the generally-inquisitive, et al.

    Steven Gao
    Really don't have many words on it, but it is THE book that I read and instantly fell in love with Ireland. It possesses the power to calm down a palpitating heart. Beautifully written.

    Taylor Pandolfino
    If ever there was a modern folk-testament other than Lady Gregory’s Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland to the Neoplatonist and pantheistic cosmology of John Scottus Eriugena, in which natura incorporates both the divine and physical realms, Yeats’s The Celtic Twilight is a likely candidate. In Yeats’s tales, the divine manifests itself in a variety of ways, which include the appearance of faeries and phenomenological encounters with otherworldly realms such as purgatory and hell. I [...]

    Judy Croome
    In THE CELTIC TWILIGHT Yeats, the spiritual mystic and poet, is in ascendance over the Nobel prize winning playwright. He gathers a delightful assortment of old Irish Folktales dealing with the Faerie, and the world beyond the veil of understanding. The stories are told with a casual acceptance of the existence of spiritual truths beyond our rational knowledge, tinged with embarrassment at that acceptance. Underpinning the beautiful, lyrical writing, lies the melancholy of a gentle race, a mysti [...]

    Alex Andrasik
    Dead brothers springing to life from a witch's green stone; towering Celtic queens visiting the kitchens of humble goodwives; blind singers accessing the height of human expression. This is the timbre of the Irish folktales collected here by the celebrated poet W.B. Yeats.This book was not what I expected it to be, but that didn't turn out to be a problem. Less poetic history of the decline of Celtic civilization and more rambling fireside reminiscence of all the folklore Yeats picked up while g [...]

    Byurakn
    A must read for those who are interested in Irish folklore! And a quote from the end:In a society that has cast out imaginative tradition, only a fewpeople--three or four thousand out of millions--favoured by their owncharacters and by happy circumstance, and only then after much labour,have understanding of imaginative things, and yet "the imagination isthe man himself." The churches in the Middle Age won all the arts intotheir service because men understood that when imagination isimpoverished [...]

    Alexandria
    In a small fashion, Yeats acted for Ireland as the Brothers Grimm did for Germany. Some of the tales Yeats collected are bound in this book, along with some footnotes containing Yeats' observations and similar material. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking into Irish Faerie beliefs, whether religious or not. There is also a fair amount of cultural information, and quite a few sections on ghosts. Because the book is meant to revolve around Faeries, I felt this detracted from the overal [...]

    Suzanne
    Celtic Twilight is a meandering collection of tales and anecdotes, many of them dealing with ghosts and faerie folk, but a few of them just odd human interactions that tickled Yeats' imagination. With one or two exceptions, these are not folk tales in the usual sense; they are not narratives with characters, so much as spare accounts of some Irish individuals' encounters with the supernatural. If you are seeking complete stories, as I initially was, you will be disappointed. However, the the col [...]

    Anna Bosman
    It was beautiful, especially after reading Yeats' autobiography. He was the kind of man whose life goal lay in chasing faeries, and this particular man happened to be damn good at it. The sidhe saddened him by beauty and stole the joy of ordinary things from him, but where would we get the extraordinary from if there was no-one to reach out for the unreachable? A pure example of first-grade sehnsucht, as old as the roots of the world, ever-insatiable, other-worldly. Weird that it is precisely th [...]

    Alexandra Paiva
    "I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world, and to show in a vision something of the face of Ireland to any of my own people who would look where I bid them"Being a devoted fan of Yeats as a poet, this not-so-small collection of folk tales was the cherry on top of my hibernophile cake. I had big expectations towards it and this tome delivered wonderfully. Since then i have also acquired Mytho [...]

    Rodney
    You can have your cones and interpenetrating gyres; for me, the unguarded, soppy Romanticism of The Celtic Twilight, based on the diaries the young Yeats kept as he tromped through Irish village life, is the best guide to the obsessions and occult yearnings that animate his poetry, early & late. The anecdotes and rambling asides capture the poet in his native habitat, head in the clouds and feet in the bog of an Ireland that never quite was, but that he needed to shake off the bluff rational [...]

    Rodney
    You can have your cones and interpenetrating gyres; for me, the unguarded, soppy Romanticism of The Celtic Twilight, based on the diaries the young Yeats kept as he tromped through Irish village life, is the best guide to the obsessions and occult yearnings that animate his poetry, early & late. The anecdotes and rambling asides capture the poet in his native habitat, head in the clouds and feet in the bog of an Ireland that never quite was, but that he needed to shake off the bluff rational [...]

    Melissa H.S.
    A wonderful little book, full of colorful, strange, eerie, and fantastic stories gathered from local folks at around the turn of the century in Ireland. It's these wonderful folk tales that keep culture alive, and provide important links to truly knowing the histories of people, of places and of our link with the land and with each other. And for you faerie folk lovers, this book is full of the stories of actual (if not colorfully enhanced) encounters in Ireland with the local faerie people. Bea [...]

    Miriam Joy
    I fear this rather ancient and battered copy may be missing its final few pages, since it ends in the middle of a sentence, but I've read enough of it to be able to offer an opinion. It's not quite what I expected -- it's a series of observations and anecdotes, related mostly secondhand, to the extent where it's hard to tell what Yeats is condoning and what he's merely relating. But it's an interesting perspective to have and there are many interesting remarks about the nature of folklore.

    Lizy
    For some reason I thought this was going to all be poetry, and I was all set for poetry. and it's not. It's a semi-cohesive book of folk tales from turn of the century Ireland and a couple rambled here and there about various things - like how awful Scottish fairy tales are, for example. It made me want to travel to Ireland, to be sure, but otherwise, ehh. I think there's better sources for Irish myths and legends.

    Julie
    UghDid I really just give Yeats two stars? Yes, I did, and I am not happy about it. This book reads as if Yeats is simply transcribing conversations, complete with lone trains of thought that ride off into nowhere. It simply was not enjoyable to read. I really wanted to love it, but I could not get past the choppy, sometimes ambiguous writing.

    Chris Hall
    I almost gave this book only 4 stars, but then I remembered the cultural/ historical context in which Yeat's was writing. This truly remarkable collection of oral accounts of the Irish fairy faith is even more remarkable in light of the fact that Yeats wrote this book during the reason-obsessed dawn of the modern age.

    Sarah Jane
    I didn't expect to like this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. Yeats attempts, not entirely successfully, to objectively document numerous Irish folktales about faeries and magic. Yeats obviously has a deep respect for these stories and people. The book takes a few chapters to get into, but in the end it's definitely worth reading. Nice and short, too.

    Annie Frame
    To say I enjoyed this book is an understatement!Tales from long ago, that some would prefer to be left alone are brought back to life for others to absorb. To many readers it will bring reflection, appreciation and admiration for W.B Yeats who could not and would not run with the herd. I'll be making a point of reading more of his words.

    Mary Beth
    “Folk art is, indeed, the oldest of the aristocracies of thought, and because it refuses what is passing and trivial, the merely clever and pretty, as certainly as the vulgar and insincere, and because it has gathered into itself the simplest and most unforgettable thoughts of the generations, it is the soil where all great art is rooted.”

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