Lady Gregory Fifty Years After

by Ann Saddlemyer and Colin Smythe (eds.)


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Published by Colin Smythe, Buckinghamshire in 1987.

Condition Good hardback, slight wear to page edges and corners of dust jacket.

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It has only been in the last twenty-five years that Lady Gregory’s reputation has turned round, beginning with Elizabeth Coxhead’s biography, and the subsequent appearance of the Coole Edition of her works. The publication of Mary Lou Kohfeldt’s biography in 1985 and now the appearance of this volume – the first collection of essays to be devoted to her – must surely create a greater awareness of her importance as a cornerstone of the Irish Literary Revival. Her books and plays, together with her work for the Abbey as manager, playwright, play-reader and fund-raiser, have had an influence on the literary life of Ireland in the first half of this century that has been greatly underestimated.