by Lynn Neary
Jun 11, 2006 (Weekend Edition Sunday) — The inspiration for Keith Donohue's book The Stolen Child is a W.B. Yeats poem in which fairies try to entice a human child away from a human world "more full of weeping than you can understand." The changeling myth at the heart of poem and book has ancient roots and echoes in popular culture.
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