Friday, October 31, 2008

WBY and an interesting way to spend 11,400 dollars

You missed a chance to buy a first edition copy of "Easter 1916" didn't you?  Well, too bad, but  think of how many books 11,400 dollars will buy.  You can still read about the auction that took place on October 22, 2008 from CBC News (October 22, 2008).

Here are a few links concerning Yeats, and more particularly "Easter 1916"

Listen to Peter Davidson, Philip Levine, and Richard Wilbur read "Easter 1916" from The Atlantic (Soundings)
Marjorie Perloff, "'Easter, 1916': Yeats's First World War Poem" (2006)
Listen to Yeats reading his own poetry beginning with "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" (posted to YouTube, 2007)
Helen Vendler on "Among School Children" (posted to You Tube, January 2008)
Ben Berry's page on "Easter 1916" (2002)
Analysis of "Easter 1916" by K. Calderone, K. Magill, M. Fisher, and M. Bailey (
"Easter 1916" read out loud (SpokenVerse on You Tube, August 2008).

On the Easter Rising, 1916: