"An astonishing accomplishment
the best account we have of Yeats's tricky private life
a complex, elegant delight." -- -- Literary Review
"Sparkling, racy, but always carefully considered." -- -- Sunday Times
"Will throw new light on Yeats...the work of a highly-respected journalist and biographer." -- -- The Irish Times
A riveting portrait of Yeats.
-- -- Hartford Courant
Sensible, discreet, and brisk. . . . Well done. -- --Boston Sunday Globe
Sympathetic and humane. . . . A blithe, energetic, jolly debunking operation. . . . a vivid story . . . with rational humor. . . . This is a funny book. -- -- New York Times Book Review
This biography, rich with insight and feminist perspective, will inform future discourse about the literary figure . . . -- --Book
About the Author
Brenda Maddox is an award-winning biographer whose work has been translated into ten languages. Nora: A Biography of Nora Joyce, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the Silver PEN Award, and the French Prix du Mailleur Livre Etranger. Her life of D. H. Lawrence won the Whitbread Biography Award in 1974, and Yeats's Ghosts, on the married life of W. B. Yeats, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 1998. She has been Home Affairs Editor for the Economist, has served as chairman of the Association of British Science Writers and is a member of the Royal Society's Science and Society Committee. She lives in London and Mid-Wales.