Mary Fitzpatrick

Life
fl.1914 [Mrs W. G. Sullivan; var. W. C.]; b. barony of Franey, Co. Monaghan; ed. Dublin and Paris; m. son of President of Queen’s College, Cork; The One Outside (Dublin: Maunsel 1914), 245pp. [eight stories with Irish subject matter in various periods and settings, dealing with Irish characters and blighted hopes and ] - accredited with ‘love of Ireland’ by Brown. IF DUB

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Commentary
Reviews: author of The One Outside [c. 1915], noticed in Maunsel publisher’s list appended to 1915 pop. edn. of St. John Ervine, Mrs. Martin’s Man, with remarks on her ‘racy flavour and sure appeal’ owing to ‘sincerity and simplicity’ (Glasgow Herald); also called ‘a collection of charming and sympathetic short stories … most of them are informed by the realistation that underlying tragedy of all life, which finds its most representative expression in the Celtic temperament.’ (Westminster Gazette).

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References
Dictionary of Ulster Biography, ed. Kate Newmann (Belfast: QUB/IIS 1993), dates early 20th c. only; adds m. Sullivan, presumably the president of Queen’s College, Cork; published in periodicals in Ireland and America.

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