Irish Review, The (fl.1912)

(1911-14), first iss. March 1911; a monthly magazine of Irish literature, art and science, co-founded by David Houston [var. Houstin] and Mary Colum; ed. by Houston (1911), Padraic Colum (1912), and Joseph Plunkett (1913), with Thomas MacDonagh as associate editor throughout; original contributions made by most of the major figures writing literature or criticism in Ireland during that period including Ernest Boyd, Roger Casement, Daniel Corkery, Lord Dunsany, Douglas Hyde, George Moore, Eimar O’Duffy, Patrick Pearse, George Russell, James Stephens, John B. Yeats, W. B. Yeats and Jack B. Yeats. as well as many others. It is, in effect, a major anthology of the Literary Revival. In 1922-1923, Bulmer Hobson, P. S. O’Hegarty, Eimar O’Duffy, and Colm O’Lochlainn brought out a seven-issue series of the Review. INDEX IN HAYES.

See also Seamus Deane, gen. ed., Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day Co. 1991), Vol. 2: characterised by W. P. Ryan as among ‘the most thoughtful and independent of our later Irish publications [365; err., no index]; edited by Padraic Colum from March 1912 to July 1913; allusion in Joyce’s Gas from a Burner (1912) [772n]; [780, err.]; ed. Thomas MacDonagh with Stephens, Colum, and later Plunkett [781]. Also 1019 [err., no index]: bibl., Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, ‘Frederick Ryan - the Saint of Irish Rationalism’, in The Irish Review, May 1913. Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day Co. 1991), Vol. 3: Joseph Mary Plunkett, editor 1913-14 [499n]

NOTE: In an unsigned article in The Irish Review not long before the war broke out, Casement had prophesied that England’s difficulty would be Ireland’s opportunity [Monk Gibbon, Inglorious Soldier, 1968, p.15.]

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