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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Yeats, William Butler 1865-1939. Irish writer. A founder of the Irish National Theatre Company at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, he wrote many short plays, including The Countess Cathleen (1892). His poetry, published in collections such as The Winding Stair (1929), ranges from early love lyrics to the complex symbolist works of his later years. He won the 1923 Nobel Prize for literature.

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  • n. Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)

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