Norreys Jephson O’Connor

Works

Life
1885-?; b. New York; ed. Cutler School and Harvard, studying Old and Middle English under F. N. Robinson; lived at the The Castle, Mallow, Co. Cork, family place of his maternal ancestors, 1913-14. IF2

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Works
Battles and Enchantments Retold from Ancient Irish Literature (London: Sands; Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1923), 168pp.; There was a Magic in Those Days (London: Elkin Mathews 1928), 64pp.

Review of R. Mitchell Henry’s Evolution of Sinn Fein, in New York Times (10 April 1921) [‘It is easier to espouse the cause of one of the Irish political parties than, after weighing conflicting statements, to find the right and wrong of the Irish question. [...]’ Archived by NYT [online; accessed 28-07-08]

Norreys Jephson O’Connor, ‘The Trend of Anglo-Irish Literature’, The Bookman (1934) [Irish Issue in which Beckett’s review of ‘Recent Irish Poetry’ appeared.]

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References
Desmond Clarke, Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels, Tales, Romances and Folklore [Pt. 2] (Cork: Royal Carbery 1985), lists Battles and Enchantments Retold from Ancient Irish Literature (London: Sands; Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1923), 168pp. [freely based on Stokes and de Joubainville]; There was a Magic in Those Days (London: Elkin Mathews 1928), 64pp. ill. J. Gower Parks [based on ‘The King of the Leprechauns, Journey to Emania’ with many parallels to Swift’s Voyage to Brobdingnag; Esirt the leprechaun in Fergus’s palace at Emain ... told in matter of fact way’].

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