- William Butler,1865–1939, Irish poet, dramatist, and essayist: Nobel prize 1923.
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Dear Sir,” it began, “Mr. Yeats has been speaking to me of your writing.The Letter That Paved the Way for ‘Ulysses'
December 15, 2013
From that perspective, the story is satirical not about Yeats so much as it is about Yeats-olatry.
The eminence was asked, the next morning, “Well, you've met the young Yeats— what did you think of him?”
And as far as the center goes—with apologies to Yeats, it is holding remarkably well.Prism and the NSA: Something Congress Can Agree On
June 16, 2013
“The tsunami will probably be the main reason” for casualties, Yeats says.Hurricane Sandy Will Be Dwarfed by an Earthquake
November 5, 2012
Mr. Yeats is only the chief of those who draw from this source.Irish Books and Irish People
Years have shown that Yeats's appreciation was not as exaggerated as many might suppose.Modern British Poetry
Carl bought for her Yeats's poems, tucked it under his arm, and they trotted off.The Trail of the Hawk
Yeats may be an exception to the rule that a poet is as vain and as irritable as a tenor.
He doesn't like Yeats; what's more, he prints the news as often and as elaborately as possible.
- Jack Butler. 1871–1957, Irish painter
- his brother W (illiam) B (utler). 1865–1939, Irish poet and dramatist. His collections of verse include Responsibilities (1914), The Tower (1928), and The Winding Stair (1929). Among his plays are The Countess Cathleen (1892) and Cathleen ni Houlihan (1902); he was a founder of the Irish National Theatre Company at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1923