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‘W.B. Yeats and the Ireland of his time’ is a talk delivered at the Oxford Literary Festival by Daniel Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador in London.
From the Introduction:
It is a pleasure to be part of the Oxford Literary Festival, especially as I am neither a writer nor an academic. I am here because of a lifelong interest in the work of our great Irish poet and Nobel Prize recipient, William Butler Yeats, who was born in Dublin 150 years ago this year. In Ireland throughout the year, we will be paying tribute to Yeats's literary achievement and his contribution to Ireland during his lifetime and in the years since his death in January 1939...
Read the entire presentation at Ireland's Department of Affairs and Trade Website.