Irish Embassy in Berlin to Host an Evening Dedicated to Poet W.G. Yeats
To Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of One of Ireland's Most Famous Poets, the Irish Embassy is Hosting an Evening Reading of Yeats' "A Vision"September 15th, 2015
2015 marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most celebrated Irish poets and literary figures of the twentieth century, W.B. Yeats. Following a string of events starting back at the announcement of Yeats2015 at the Irish Embassy in London in September 2014, the Irish Embassy in Berlin is to host an evening on 16th September with a reading of “A Vision” translated for the first time into Germany by Axel Monte, published by Kröner Verlag.
“A Vision” is Yeats’ study of various occult, esoteric, historical and philosophical subjects. Privately published in 1925, Yeats published a revised version in 1937. Yeats himself considered it to be his most important work and indeed, some consider it to be the key to understanding his work a whole. This event will also provide a further opportunity to view the exhibition on the life and work of W.B. Yeats. Curated using material from the Yeats exhibition on display in the National Library in Dublin, the exhibition was last on show in Berlin in 2011.
A study conducted by the Ross School of Business at Michigan University has concluded that Yeats2015 will have a “very positive long-term impact on not only marketing Ireland and its culture, but also developing…partnerships”. In addition, Senator Susan O’Keeffe, Chair of the National Steering Group of Yeats2015 said that this year will place Ireland on the map as a global cultural and creative location.
This is a significant cultural opportunity for Ireland. This year long event is taking place, not only across the country, but around the world also. It has already attracted interest from Japan, The USA and continental Europe.
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Edward Crymble, Berlin Global