Francis Hackett


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(1883–1962), novelist. Born in Kilkenny and educated at Clongowes Wood, he emigrated to America and worked on various papers. He later moved to France, then Ireland, leaving when his Clongowes novel The Green Lion (1936) was banned. The Senator's Last Night (1939) portrays the kind of plutocratic quasi-fascist he despised. The Green Lion criticized the celibacy of his teachers.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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