U of M Professor Emeritus George Bornstein
The Wild Swans at Coole: A Facsimile Edition
George Bornstein attended Harvard University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1963. He then attended Princeton University, where he earned his Doctorate in 1966. Professor Bornstein joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as associate professor in 1970 and was promoted through the ranks to professor in 1975.
Professor Bornstein is one of the most distinguished and admired scholars of Modernism in his generation. For decades, as he devoted himself to the study of the literature and culture of the later 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries. He is the author of seven scholarly monographs, and the editor of twelve books. He has published close to fifty articles, numerous reviews, and he has given talks at conferences, colleges, and universities throughout the United States, in Ireland, England, and Germany. He has offered distinguished service to the Department, the College and the University.
The Regents salute this distinguished scholar by naming George Bornstein professor emeritus of English language and literature.
A stunning facsimile of the 1919 first edition of William Butler Yeats's The Wild Swans at Coole an elegant volume showcasing these poems as they would have first been read and a complement to facsimile editions The Winding Stair and The Tower.
Published in 1919 during W.B. Yeats's "middle stage" and composed of poems written during World War I, The Wild Swans at Coole is contemplative and elegiac. This collection captures Yeats at a time when he was looking back on his life, coming to terms with the realities of modern war, reflecting on lost love, and defining his place in the world as a poet. It features forty poems, among them "The Fisherman," "In Memory of Major Robert Gregory," "The Wild Swans at Coole," and "On Being Asked for a War Poem."
This facsimile of the original 1919 edition presents the reader with the work in its original form, with handsome old fashioned type, how readers and Yeats himself would have seen it in the early twentieth century. A great gift book and collector's item, The Wild Swans at Coole also includes an Introduction and notes by esteemed Yeats scholar George Bornstein.