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Thomas Rice Henn

(1901—1974) literary scholar and writer


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(1901–1974), scholar; born in Sligo he was educated in Fermoy and at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he was Senior Tutor, 1945–47, and President, 1951–61. He served in the British army in the Second World War, rising to the rank of Brigadier. The Lonely Tower (1950) was a study of W. B. Yeats; he edited J. M. Synge in 1963, and embarked on the Coole edition of Lady Gregory with Colin Smythe towards the end of his life.

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

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