The Circus Animals' Desertion
by William Butler Yeats
The Circus Animals' Desertion Resources
The BBC does it again. Welcome to your one-stop shop for Yeats's bio, recordings, and poetry.
Wow. That's all we can say. We were blown away by the amazingness of this online exhibit from the National Library of Ireland. It's a virtual tour of their exhibit, complete with video footage and tons of curatorial wisdom. The Internet sure can provide some nifty stuff, eh?
While it isn't in Yeats's own voice, this reading is definitely stirring.
That's pretty self-explanatory. There are also some good shots of old Irish folk dancing!
It's not "The Circus Animals' Desertion," but you get a good idea of how great a reader Yeats was!
A professor waxes poetic on Yeats, Irishness, and Modernity. Put your thinking caps on.
Okay, it's actually Yeats on paper, but you know what we mean.
W.B. Yeats as an older man, wearing some sweet Harry Potter spectacles.
Articles and Interviews
Yeats spearheaded Ireland's literary revival, but he later worried that this national renaissance contributed to the violence of the Easter Rebellion of 1916.
In 1939, soon after his death, this brief blurb was published in The New York Times.
Want to learn more about Yeats's symbolism? This book has it all.
Find every poem you ever wanted to read by Yeats here.
Blackwell editions are pretty standard fare for literary biographies, so this particular work on Yeats is a sure bet.