#OTD in 1923 – William Butler Yeats receives Nobel Prize in Literature. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

Very early, in the first bloom of youth, William Butler Yeats emerged as a poet with an indisputable right to the name. The honour was conferred “for his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.” ‘The Stolen Child’ (W.B. Yeats) Where dips the rocky…

via #OTD in 1923 – William Butler Yeats receives Nobel Prize in Literature. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

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