The Yeats Sisters: A Biography of Susan and Elizabeth Yeats

The Yeats Sisters: A Biography of Susan and Elizabeth Yeats
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0044409249
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263
ISBN13:
9780044409243
Goodreads Rating:
4.15
Published:
January 1st 1996 by Pandora Press

In his autobiography and letters the Irish poet W.B. Yeats gives the impression that he had one rather shadowy sister on the fringes of his life.

In reality the poet was for long periods largely dependent on his two sisters, Susan (Lily) and Elizabeth (Lolly). The family home in which he lived was for many years sustained only by the earnings of Lily, who worked as an embroiderer for May Morris, and Lolly, who taught in a kindergarten and gave ons in painting.