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Jack Butler Yeats

(1871—1957) painter

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Abbey Theatre

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

First permanent home of the Irish National Theatre, founded in 1904 by Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and W. B. Yeats to foster native drama. Dramatic scenes came four years later with riots...

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apocalyptic literature

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

The word ‘apocalypse’ means a ‘revelation’ or ‘unveiling’, so an apocalyptic book claims to reveal things which are normally hidden or to reveal the future. The Jewish Apocalyptic books...

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Arthur Machen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1863–1947),

son of a Welsh clergyman, was deeply influenced by the Welsh landscape, and local folklore. He translated The Heptameron (1886) and The Memoirs of Casanova (1894) and...

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Austin Clarke

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1896–1974),

Irish poet and verse dramatist. He published some 18 volumes of poetry, from his first, The Vengeance of Fionn (1917) to his Collected Poems of 1974. His early work is...

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Bell

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

A literary a socio-cultural periodical founded in 1940 by Sean O'Faolain. Elizabeth Bowen, Flann O'Brien, Patrick Kavanagh, Frank O'Connor, and Jack B. Yeats were among the contributors to...

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Charles Ricketts

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Literature.

(1866–1931),

English aesthete, illustrator, designer, and painter, whose many literary friends included Wilde (whose works he illustrated), G. B. Shaw, and Yeats. He wrote a...

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Cleanth Brooks

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

(1906–1994) American literary critic

Modern Poetry and the Tradition (1939) Non-FictionThe Well-Wrought Urn (1947) Non-Fiction

Modern Poetry and the Tradition (1939)...

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Coole Park

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Co. Galway, home of Lady Gregory, famous as the headquarters of the Irish Revival. Summer home of W. B. Yeats for nearly 20 years, it was the subject of many of his poems. Guests who carved...

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Douglas Hyde

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(1860–1949),

Irish writer and pioneer in the Irish Revival, became the first professor of Irish at the National University in 1908. Several of his writings, including Love Songs of...

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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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