Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Jeffares was born in Dublin and went to the city's high school. A much retold anecdote is his writing to the Nobel laureate (a former pupil) for a contribution to the school magazine. Yeats demurred, Jeffares insisted, and got his poem, "What Then?", Sang Plato's Ghost. A prophetic achievement.

R.I.P. A. Norman Jeffares (editor of the paperback selected edition that was my introduction to Yeats, my favourite poet)

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