Padraic Colum

(1881—1972) writer

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Irish poet and playwright. Prominent among the younger members of the Irish Revival, he wrote several gloomily realistic plays for the Abbey Theatre. His first collection of poems, Wild Earth (1907), was followed by many others (Collected Poems, 1953) and by works on Irish and Hawaiian folklore. He and his wife Mary wrote a memoir, Our Friend James Joyce (1958).

Subjects: Literature.

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