Padraic Colum

Colum, Padraic

Padraic Colum (pä´drĬk kŏl´əm), 1881–1972, Irish-American author, b. Longford, Ireland. He was active in the Irish literary renaissance and helped to found the Abbey Theatre. His verse includes Wild Earth (1907), The Story of Lowry Maen (1937), and Collected Poems (1953). He also wrote children's stories based on Irish folklore. His wife was Mary (Maguire) Colum, 1880?–1957, Irish-American critic, b. Sligo, Ireland. Her autobiography, Life and the Dream (1947), vividly describes various literary circles.

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Padraic Colum: Selected full-text books and articles

Padraic Colum: A Biographical-Critical Introduction By Zack Bowen Southern Illinois University Press, 1970
Poems By Padraic Colum Macmillan, 1932
Our Friend James Joyce By Mary Colum; Padraic Colum Doubleday, 1958
FREE! Dramatic Legends and Other Poems By Padraic Colum Macmillan, 1922
A Half-Day's Ride: Or, Estates in Corsica By Padraic Colum The Macmillan Company, 1932
FREE! The contemporary drama of Ireland By Ernest A. Boyd Little Brown, 1917
Librarian’s tip: Chap. V "The Impulse to Folk Drama: J. M. Synge and Padraic Colum"
Modern Irish Writers: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook By Alexander G. Gonzalez Greenwood Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Padraic Colum (1881-1972)" begins on p. 53
Irish Playwrights, 1880-1995: A Research and Production Sourcebook By Bernice Schrank; William W. Demastes Greenwood Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Padraic Colum (1881-1972)" begins on p. 69
FREE! Irish Plays and Playwrights By Cornelius Weygandt Houghton Mifflin, 1913
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VIII "The Younger Dramatists - Mr. Padraic Colum, Mr. William Boyle, Mr. T. C. Murry, Mr. S. Lennox Robinson, Mr. Rutherford Mayne, 'Norreys Connell,' Mr. St. John G. Ervine, Mr. Joseph Campbell"
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