Yeats in Love

Annie West

Regular price €70.00

2014, New Island Books
Hardback, 78 pages

To commemorate the 150th birthday of the Nobel Laureate, acclaimed illustrator Annie West takes a wry look at the hapless, nerdy love life of WB Yeats, and tracks, in a semi-fictitious way, his relentless and ultimately unsuccessful pursuit of the flame haired, short tempered patriot, Maud Gonne.

Annie West’s irreverent art brings to life W.B. Yeats’s futile pursuit of the beautiful, unobtainable Maud Gonne. Introduced by Theo Dorgan, and complete with poetry by Yeats as well as quotes by those who bore witness to his infatuation, including Katharine Tynan, Douglas Hyde and his own sisters, Lolly and Lily, Yeats in Love is a truly original depiction of a decades-long adolescent crush.

Annie West is an award-winning illustrator and writer who has had two authored books published and illustrated dozens more. Annie has exhibited her Yeats in Love series to much acclaim and her work has been acquired by admirers such as President Michael D. Higgins, Neil Jordan, Seamus Heaney and the United States Embassy.