Patricia Hutchins


Born into an Anglo-Irish family in Cork; lived in London; issued James Joyce's World (1950) and Ezra Pound's Kensington (1957); she married and predeceased Robert Greacen [q.v.], with whom a dg.;
Robert Greacen, “St Andrew’s Day” - Elegy for Patricia Hutchins

It’s 2 p.m. at Ladbroke Grove. I board a bus.
The mourners are gathering at Glengarriff.
Is it drizzling there? I hear the rain
Touch-typing an elegy on the bay waters.
Though in her will she said “No flowers
Our daughter will place veronica on the coffin
Borne through the woods to the old Killeen.
Will the funeral go to plan, discreetly,
Even in the drizzle I imagine falling
On the lands of Gael and Planter?
I say a London goodbye to a lost wife,
Remember our time of roses, promises,
The silvered sea at Ardnagashel,
Earrings of fuchsia in the hedgerows,
Hope arching, like a rainbow, over all.

(Quoted in Hugh McFadden, review of Greacen’s Selected and New Poems, in Books Ireland, Feb. 2007, p.15.)

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  • Ivan and His Wonderful Coat and Other Stories (Dublin 1945) [for children; 8°]
  • James Joyce’s World ([London:] Grey Walls Press 1950), with ills & ports.; Do., another edn. (London: Methuen 1957), 256pp. [text for cover by David Jones]; Do. (Abingdon: Routledge; NY: 1965)
  • Ezra Pound’s Kensington: An Exploration, 1885-1913 (1957); Do., another edn. (London: Faber & Faber 1965); Do., (Chicago: Regnery 1965), 180pp. [incl. ports & ills.; Bibl. & Notes, pp.161-70ff.] - 21 editions between 1957 and 1965;
  • ‘Thomas Hardy and Some Younger Writers’, in The Journal of Modern Literature, 3, 1 [Philadephia] (February 1973) q.pp.
  • ‘Daniel Corkery: Poet of Weather and Place’, in Irish Writing (Dec. 1953), 42-49 [quoted in Alexander Gonzalez, ‘Daniel Corkery’, in Modern Irish Writers: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, Greenwood Press 1997, p.62 - available online.]
National Library of Ireland [NLI] lists:
Reviews by Hutchins
  • Review of Exiles, by James Joyce, in Irish Writing, No. 19 (June 1952), pp.56-57.
  • Review of James Joyce's "Ulysses", by Stuart Gilbert, in Irish Writing, No. 18 (March 1952), pp.5-56.
  • Review of The Shelbourne, by Elizabeth Bowen, in Irish Writing, No. 17 (1951), p.67.
Reviews of Hutchins
  • Review of Social life in Ireland, 1800-45, ed. by R. B. McDowell, and of James Joyce's World, by Patricia Hutchins (1957);
  • Review of James Joyce's Dublin, by Francis MacManus, in Irish Writing, No. 14 (March 1951), pp.61-62.
  • Review of James Joyce's Dublin, by F. K. [Kevin Faller], in The Irish Book Lover, Vol. XXXI (Nov. 1951), p.143.

... et mult. al.

See NLI Catalogue - online; accessed 23.07.2019.
World Catalogue also lists:
  • James Joyce’s Correspondence, - 1956;
  • Correspondence between Patricia Hutchins and members of staff of the BBC (q.d.);
  • Correspondence between Patricia Hutchins [6 letters] and Leonard Woolf [5 letters] (1968);
  • Letters from Ezra Pound to Patricia Hutchins (q.d.)
Catalogue of Copyright Entries Library of Congress, 1957) lists:
  • Ezra Pound in Kensington, in New World Writing (May 1957), p.203 &c. [prob. review].
See World Catalogue - online; accessed 23.07.2019.)

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Leon Surette, The Birth of Modernism: Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, and the Occult: Ezra Pound, W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot and the Occult (McGill-Queens UP 1993), p.132.
Leon Surette, The Birth of Modernism (1993)
See Surette, The Birth of Modernism (1993) - online; accessed 23.07.2019.

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