|English publisher to the Irish literary revival; see published titles under Works, infra.
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|Titles published by Mathews include:
- John Todhunter, A Sicilian Idyll (1891) and later his Essays (1920), with foreword by Standish J OGrady;
- Wildes Poems (1892 Edn.), Lady Windermeres Fan (1893) and Salomé (1894);
- The Book of the Rhymers Club (1892) - along with Yeatss The Wind Among the Reeds (1899) and The Tables of the Law (1904 Edn.);
- George Egertons Keynotes (1893), with Shand and John Lane], ill. Aubrey Beardsley;
- Katharine Tynan, Cuckoo Song[s] (1894) [with John Lane];
- Alice Furlong, Rose and Rue (1899);
- Broadsheets (ill. Jack Yeats) and later Ernest Marriott, Jack B. Yeats (1911);
- John Millington Synge, The Shadow of the Glen [and] Riders to the Sea (1905) - and other works;
- Rosa Mulholland, Spirit and Dust (1908);
- Joyces Chamber Music (1911) - though he refused Dubliners earlier on the advice of his reader Dermot Freyer;
- A. P. Graves, Irish Literary and Musical Studies (1913);
- Lord Dunsany, Gods of Pegana (1905); Fifty-One Tales (1915), Tales of Wonder (1916), Unhappy Far-off Things (1919), The Old Folk of the Centuries (1930);
- Maude Godley, In the Land of Breffne (1925);
- reprint of Frances Sheridans History of Nourjahad (1927) [with Marrot];
- Norreys Jephson OConnor, There was a Magic in Those Days (1928);
- Whitford Kane, Are We All Met? (1931) [with Marrot];
- Dermot Freyer, Not All Joy (1932) [with Marrot];
- Padraic Colum, Three Men: A Tale (1930) [with Marrot].
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James G. Nelson, Elkin Mathews: Publisher to Yeats Joyce and Pound (Winsconsin UP 1989), 300pp.
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: Dermot Freyer [q.v.
] read Joyces Dubliners
for Elkin Mathews and noted that they were smooth flowing, easy and natural, but lower middle-class and almost obscene (i.e., Two Gallants). (See Critical Heritage
; also Florence L. Watzl, Dubliners, in Bowen & Carens, A Companion to Joyce Studies
, 1984, pp.162f.
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