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Poets and Dreamers: Studies and Translations from the Irish Lady Gregory

Poets and Dreamers: Studies and Translations from the Irish

Lady Gregory

Published November 18th 2010
ISBN : 9781108022040
Paperback
268 pages
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Lady (Augusta) Gregory (1852 1932) was a dramatist and folklorist. Along with the poet W. B. Yeats she was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and co-founded the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Born Isabella Augusta Persse in County Galway, she belonged to the Anglo-Irish ascendancy, which was closely associated with colonial rule. She married Sir William Gregory in 1880. Her conversion to Irish cultural nationalism began after the death of her husband and was heavily influenced by her visit in 1892 to Inisheer, one of the Aran Islands, where she learnt Irish and the Hiberno-English dialect of Kiltartin. Poets and Dreamers was her first publication and contained translations of the Irish-language poet Anthony Raftery, folk-tales, and plays by the Gaelic scholar and future first President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde. For more information on this author, see http: //orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople...