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Yeats

 (yāts), 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 Kathleen (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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Yeats

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1. (Biography) Jack Butler. 1871–1957, Irish painter
2. (Biography) his brother W(illiam) B(utler). 1865–1939, Irish poet and dramatist. His collections of verse include Responsibilities (1914), The Tower (1928), and The Winding Stair (1929). Among his plays are The Countess Cathleen (1892) and Cathleen ni Houlihan (1902); he was a founder of the Irish National Theatre Company at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1923

Yeats

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n.
William Butler, 1865–1939, Irish poet and playwright: Nobel prize 1923.
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