Séamas Mac Annaidh

Life
1961- [or Annaigh]; b. Enniskillen; ed. St. Michael’s Primary, Enniskillen, St. Michaels’ Secondary, Enniskillen, and New University of Ulster at Coleraine [UUC]; Library Assistant, Enniskillen 1983-1988; Writer in Residence, University of Ulster and Queens College, Belfast during 1988-1991; novels, Mo Dhá Mhicí (1986); Rubble na Mickies (1990); Féirín, agus Scéalta Eile (1992), comprising the Blackbird Trilogy; An Deireadh (1997); Radio Presenter, Radio Ulster 1991-1994; ‘The Novel in Irish Today’ (23 June 1994), in Linenhall Irish Language Lecture series.

 

Works
Novels, Cuaifeach mo Londubh Buí (Coiscéim 1983; 1996); Mo Dhá Mhicí (Coiscéim 1986); Rubble na Mickies (Coiscéim 1990); Féirín, agus Scéalta Eile (Coiscéim 1992); An Deireadh (Cóisceim 1997), 168pp. Journalism, ‘Comhar-rá 10: Gabriel Rosenstock i gcomhrá le S. MacA. [...]’, in Comhar (Lúnasa 1984) [q.pp.]; ‘Not the Mindless Babble of Peasants: The Novel in Irish Today’, in Causeway (Winter), pp.38-41. See also contributions to Spark, the journal of the Tempo Literary Society, Co. Fermanagh (Fermanagh/WEA Spring 1992)

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Criticism
Studies, Ciaran Ó Pronnlaigh, ‘Séamas Mac Annaidh, Scrírneoir nua - aoinseach (UU Thesis 1992), 77pp.; Louis de Paor, ‘Léirmheas ar Cuaifeach mo Londubh Buí’, in Macalla (1984), pp.176-85; Micheál Mac Craith, ‘“Ag Cur Rudaí as a Riocht ar Mhaithe le hÉifeacht”: Saothar Shéamais Mhic Annaidh’, in Comhar (Nollaig 1987) [q.pp.]; Alan Titley, An tÚrscéal Gaeilge (Baile Átha Cliath: An Clóchomhar Tta 1991), p.61 & pp.581-86. Reviews, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, ‘Tá Bagairt ar Leith ag baint le saothar Mhic Annaidh’, review of Rubble na Mickies, in Anois (15 Aibreán 1990); Liam Mac Cóil, review of Mo Dhá Mhicí (Coiscéim 1986), in Irish Review, No. 1 (1986), p.958, and Mac Cóil, review of An Déireadh, in The Irish Times (1 Feb. 1997, p.9;

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Commentary
Alan Titley, An tÚrscéal Gaeilge (Baile Átha Cliath: An Clóchomhar Tta 1991), p.61 & pp.581-86, supplies a peroration in which his Mac Annaidh’s writings are identified with the Barthean outlook of Le Plaisir du Texte

 

References
Dermot Bolger, Picador Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction (London: Picador 1990), introduction citing Séamus Mac Annaigh [sic], Cuaifeach mo Londubh Buí, novel [n.d.].

Greagóir Ó Duill, ed., Filíocht Uladh 1960-1985 (Coiscéim 1986), contains poems; cites the novel as Cuaifeach Mo LonDubh Buí (Coscéim 1981 [sic]).

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