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Austin Clarke

(1896—1974) writer and radio broadcaster

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Bright Temptation

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1932), a prose romance by Austin Clarke set at the time of the Vikings. Aidan, a student at Cluanmore (for Clonmacnoise), strays from his monastic cell and encounters many misfortunes, but...

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Caradoc Evans

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1878–1945)

Welsh writer, born David Evans near Llanfihangel‐ar‐Arth in Carmarthenshire, whose attacks on Nonconformist piety earned him the nickname ‘best hated man in Wales’ and...

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Dublin Magazine

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

A literary periodical begun in 1923 by James Starkey, who was known as editor and contributor under his pseudonym ‘Seamus O'Sullivan’. It was conceived of as providing a point of ...

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early Irish lyrics

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Highly prized by readers of medieval Irish literature, they often survived by the merest chance. The earliest extant personal poetry in the vernacular dates from the 9th cent. These lyrics...

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F. R. Higgins

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(1896 –1941),

was born in Foxford, County Mayo, son of a Protestant engineer. He founded the Irish Clerical Workers' Union, and was the editor of trade-union journals, and of...

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George Sigerson

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(1836–1925),

translator and physician. Born at Holy Hill near Strabane, Co. Tyrone, he was educated at Letterkenny, then at Queen's College, Cork [see universities], where he...

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Geraldine Dorothy Cummins

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(1890–1969), playwright and novelist; born in Cork and educated at home. Between 1913 and 1917 she wrote two Abbey plays with her close friend Suzanne Day, with whom she also founded the...

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Irish metrics

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Can be divided into two formal categories, accentual and syllabic. Early Irish accentual verse, often described as rosc (or roscad), is characterized by having a regular number of stressed...

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Irish Revival

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A resurgence of Irish nationalism and culture which began in the last quarter of the 19th cent. and flourished until the 1920s. The revival was fostered by translations and re‐tellings of...

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Isaac Asimov

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(1920–1992)

US biochemist and author of over four hundred books on science, science fiction, history, and humour.

Born near Smolensk in Russia, Isaac Asimov emigrated to...

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