Ernest Boyd


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(1887–1946), Irish-born critic and author, who as a member of the British consular service came to the U.S. in 1913 and returned in 1920 to make his home here. He became an important literary figure of the period, and in addition to many magazine contributions and translations, particularly from the French and German, wrote Contemporary Drama of Ireland (1917); Appreciations and Depreciations (1918), studies of Irish literature; Ireland's Literary Renaissance (1922); Portraits: Real and Imaginary (1924), sketches of contemporary authors in the U.S. and abroad; H.L. Mencken (1925); Studies from Ten Literatures (1925); Guy de Maupassant (1926), a biography to accompany his translation of Maupassant's complete works; Literary Blasphemies (1927); and The Virtue of Vices (1930).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.