THE LIFE AND WORKS OF WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS – ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXHIBITION OPENING IN BUDAPEST

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The National Library of Foreign Literature and Ireland Embassy of  Hungary cordially invites you and your friends at the opening exhibition on

Tuesday, March, 4. at 5 p.m.

„The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats.”

The exhibition will be opened by His Excellency Kevin Dowling, Ireland’s Ambassador to Hungary.

Also during the event, the Yeats Society of Hungary will be introduced by Mr. Patrick Molnár.

The English-language exhibition in Hungary is to be the first presented to see, introducing the life of Yeats, the poet and writer born in Dublin, 13 June, 1865 – January, 28. 1939.  (He was the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary. Also served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats with others along founded the Abbey Theater where he worked as its chief during its early years. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman. Yeats is generally considered as one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize. Yeats was a very good friend of American expatriate poet and Bollingen Prize laureate Ezra Pound. Yeats wrote the introduction for Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali, which was published by the India Society.

He finished his education years in Dublin and in London. He studied poetry in his youth and from an early age was fascinated by both Irish legends and the occult. Those topics feature in the first phase of his work, which lasted roughly until the turn of the 20th century. His earliest volume of verse was published in 1889. From 1900, Yeats’s poetry grew more physical and realistic. He largely renounced the transcendental beliefs of his youth, though he remained preoccupied with physical and spiritual masks, as well as with cyclical theories of life. … source:wikipedia )

The exhibition can be visited between March, 4. up till March, 20. 2014.

Venue: National  Library of Foreign Literature – Atrium Hall 

District V., 11. Molnár Street. Budapest

The exhibition is support by the Embassy of Ireland, NKA

Update  by Aggie Reiter

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