William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, dramatist, prose writer, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theater, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others. Part of the "Famous Authors" series. Please note this title contains mature themes.