Patrick Rafroidi

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Life
[?-?]; son of Gaston Rafroidi of Arpajon, France, who m. Constance O’Rahilly, dg. of Alfred O’Rahilly (UCD President); Professor of English at Lille, and moving spirit in establishment of Cahiers Irlandaises and Études Irlandaises ; prominent member of IASAIL (later IASIL); co-edited with Terence Brown and Maurice Harmon respectively volumes on The Irish Novel and on The Irish Short Story, both published in France.

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Works
Monographs (on Irish Lit.)
  • Irish Literature in English: The Romantic Period, 1789-1850, 2 vols (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1980) [infra]; id. & intro., Dubliners [of] James Joyce (Longman 1993).
Ed. series
  • with Raymonde Popot & William Parker, Aspects of the Irish Theatre [Université de Lille III Pubs. / Cahiers irlandais, 1] (Paris: Éditions universitaires 1972), 297pp.;
  • with Maurice Harmon, eds., The Irish Novel in Our Time [Cahiers irlandais, 4-5] (Villeneuve-d’Ascq: Publications de l’Universite de Lille III 1976), 424pp.;
  • with Terence Brown, eds., The Irish Short Story (Lille: Presses universitaires de Lille; Gerrards Cross: Smythe 1979), 3-305pp.;
Essays (sel.)
 
  • ‘Defining the Irish Literary Tradition in English’, Irishness in a Changing Society [Princess Grace Library Ser.] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe; NJ: Barnes & Noble 1988), pp.32-47;
  • ‘Pilgrim’s Progress: On the Poetry of Desmond Egan and Others’, in Irish Writers and Religion, ed. Robert Welch [Irish Literary Series; IASIL Transactions] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1992), pp.185-89.
 
See also Barbara Hayley & Christopher Murray, eds., Ireland and France, A Bountiful Friendship: Literature, History and Ideas: Essays in Honour of Patrick Rafroidi [Irish literary Studies, 42] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1992), x, 221pp.

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Bibliographical details
Irish Literature in English: The Romantic Period, 1789-1850, 2 vols (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1980): Vol. 1 [Commentary - Pts. 1, 2 & 3], xxviii, 364pp., ill. [16 plates]; Do ., Vol 2 [Pt 4: Ref. Section/Bibliography], [4], 392pp. [the whole orig. in French as L’Irlande et le romanticisme: La littérature irlandaise-anglaise de 1789 á 1850 et sa place dans le mouvement occidental, Paris: Armand Colin 1970; Paris: Editions Universitaire 1972]

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References
Kith & Kin: details of the O’Rahilly/Rafroidi families are be found on Humphreys Family Tree website - viz., Gaston (1925-1948) m. Constance (d. March 1972, aetat. 78), in 1925; children (1) Maureen Rafroidi, (2) Patrick Rafroidi - mar. Jeanne Franc; m. 2ndly Christiane Thilliez, with children (1) Yvain Rafroidi, (2) Liam Jean Rafroidi; m. 3rdly Anne Brines, with child Pierre Emmanuel Rafroidi. The other children of Gaston and Constance are (3) Gérard Rafroidi and (4) Jacqueline Rafroidi, whose 2nd child Emmanuelle Latapie mar. her 1st cousin Dominique Vivier, dg. of Maureen and her husband Bernard Vivier. Site refers to ‘Department of Foreign Affairs. NA reference number: S 23. Original reference number: S 023. Papers re: "Mrs. Rafroidi (Sister of Prof. Alfred O’Rahilly) Date: 1933’ as sources yet to be consulted.