William J. Maguire
Author of Irish Literary Figures: Biographies in Miniature, Vol.
1. (Metropolitan Publishing Co., Dublin, 1945) 222pp.
Irish Literary Figures (1945) comprises short and sometimes informative,
but equally often eccentric, biographical notices with quotations from
works and from accounts by contemporaries and later admirers. The Irish
authors treated are Ware, Petty, Swift, OCarolan, Sterne, Lucas,
Goldsmith, Burke, OConnell, Moore, Haliday, John Banim, Griffin,
Mangan, Mahoney, William Stokes, Ferguson, Davis, Denis Florence MacCarthy,
John Elliot Cairnes, Thomas Darcy Magee, Charles J. Kickham, Robert Dwyer
Joyce, George Moore, Oscar Wilde, and W. B. Yeats.