Seán McMahon

Life
Orig. teacher of maths, St Columb’s College, Derry; contributor to Hibernia; freq. commentator on Irish writing, literary editor of Éire-Ireland; early commentator on John Broderick.

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Works
Articles, ‘The Black North: The Prose Writers of the North of Ireland’, in Threshold, 21 (Summer 1967), pp.158-74; ‘Eagle of the Empty Eyrie’, Éire-Ireland, 4, 1 (Spring 1969), pp. 138-51; ‘The Realist Novel after the Second World War’, in Augustine Martin, ed., The Genius of Irish Prose [Thomas Davis Lect. Series] (Mercier/RTE 1984), pp.145-54.

Reference, ed. 1000 Years of Poetry: A Millennial Anthology (Dublin: Marino 2000), 208pp.; with Jo O’Donoghue, Brewer’s Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable, foreword by Maeve Binchy (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005), 867pp.

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