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Yeats, Jack B.
LA LA NOO. DUBLIN: CUALA PRESS, 1943
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
150
Yeats, Jack B.
LA LA NOO. DUBLIN: CUALA PRESS, 1943
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Yeats, Jack B.
LA LA NOO. DUBLIN: CUALA PRESS, 1943
8vo, number 17 of 250 copies, presentation copy inscribed by the author to his sister ("for Lily Yeats. | STRANGER. I always take off my hat | to common sense. There ought | to be a Saint Common Sense, | some of these wise guys say | SIXTH WOMAN So you say. You say more than your prayers | STRANGER Oh well I... I watch out | I've got to watch out | Jack B. Yeats | Dublin | March 2d | 1943", publisher's catalogue at rear, original linen-backed boards with paper label on spine, lily yeats' bookplate, original glassine, glassine creased with tears and some minor loss
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Provenance

from the library of Lily Yeats

Literature

Miller 72

Catalogue Note

John B. Yeats apparently stated that "someday I shall be remembered as the father of a great poet, and the poet is Jack." Jack B. Yeats wrote a number of plays including Harlequin Positions (1939), La La Noo (1942), and In Sand (1949). La La Noo was performed at the Abbey Theatre on 3 May 1942.

Yeats inscribes this copy with a section from the play, including a few mistranscriptions.

Gordon S. Armstrong in his study Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats, and Jack Yeats - Images and Words (London: Associated University Presses, 1990) notes the importance of Jack B. Yeats to Samuel Beckett:

Jack B. Yeats was practically a father figure - distant, revered, and much loved - for Beckett, the fledgling writer and Irish ex-patriot. The younger man paid the elder the highest praise - imitation. To know the art of Jack Yeats is to understand the work of Samuel Beckett.

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