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W.B. Yeats
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W.B. Yeats

W.B. YeatsW(illiam) B(utler) Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of the noted painter John Butler Yeats. He received his education in London and in Dublin, where he studied painting. In 1887 the family moved to London, but he returned to Ireland in 1896. Yeats helped found what became the Abbey Theatre in 1904, and was involved in the theater throughout his life. As a poet, his early works were mystical and symbolic, and in the later years deepened in complexity. Following WWI, Yeats turned to politics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1923.

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