Ariel: A Review of International English Literature (1970- )

An quarterly journal edited by A. N. (Derry) Jeffares when Professor of English at Leeds University in 1970 and after; latterly edited at Calgary University. It frequently carried Irish-subject artical including those by Brendan Kennelly on Kavanagh and Colbert Kearney on Brendan Behan [both q.v.].

Vol. 1, No. 3 (1970) was an Irish issue with the following contents:

‘Patrick Kavanagh’ by Brendan Kennelly
‘A Lost Abbey Play: Frederick Ryan’s The Laying of the Foundations’, by John Kelly
‘Similarities in the plays of Yeats and Beckett’, by Andrew Parkin
‘Shaw’s “Lear”’, by Stanley Weintraub
‘Callanan’s ‘The Outlaw of Loch Lene’, by B. S. Lee
‘Satire and Fantasy in Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest’, by Robert J. Jordan

Poems  
‘The Virgin Rock, Ballybunion’, by Brendan Kennelly
Poems and translations  
Timothy Brownlow, Austin Clarke, Padraic Colum, Patrick Galvin, Robert Graves, Bryan Guinness, John Hewitt, Brendan, Kennelly, Michael Longley, Seán Lucy, Hugh Maxton, Patrick McCann, Justin McCarthy, Hugh McKinley, John Montague, Lorna Reynolds.

Poems and translations  
Timothy Brownlow, Austin Clarke, Padraic Colum, Patrick Galvin, Robert Graves, Bryan Guinness, John Hewitt, Brendan Kennelly, Michael Longley, Seán Lucy, Hugh Maxton, Patrick McCann, Justin McCarthy, Hugh McKinley, John Montague, Lorna Reynolds.

Reviews
The Twilight of The Big House, reviewed by F. S. L. Lyons

T. R. Henn on ‘Trying to Write About the Bible’ was in Issue No. 1 (Jan. 1970), while articles on ’The Poetry of John Hamilton Reynolds’ by Robert Gittings and ’Elkin Mattews: Publisher’ by Patricia Hutchins, appeared in the 4th issue (1970).

Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 1972) - devoted to Yeats - contained the following:

Editorial
‘Yeats and the Professors’, by Maurice Elliot
‘Yeats and Dr Gogarty’, by D. J. Huxley
‘W. B. Yeats and Gordon Craig’, by Alan Tomlinson
‘The Cardinal and the Countess’, by Austin Clarke
‘The manuscript of “The Queen and the Jester”’, by Richard Londraville
‘Yeats's “The Cap and Bells”: A Probable Indebtedness to Tennyson s Maud’, by Fred L. Milne
‘Correspondence’, by Brian Southam
‘The early poetry of W. B. Yeats’, by Daphne Fullwood
‘The Secret Rose' and Yeats's Dialogue with History’, by Augustine Martin

 

Some other contents:

Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct. 1999) contains David Lloyd, ‘“Articulate to the End”: R. S. Thomas and the Crisis of Language’.

Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct. 1984) contains Loreta Todd’s ‘E Pluribus Unum? The Language for a National Literature in a Multilingual Community’.

Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1977) contains Ronald Ayling, "History and Artistry in The Plough and the Stars" (pp.73-85).

Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 1976) contains Colbert Kearney, ‘Borstal Boy: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Prisoner’, pp.47-62.

Vol. 3, No. 4 (Oct. 1972), contains Terence Brown, ‘Louis MacNeice and the “Dark Conceit”’, pp.16-24.

There is an online archive of Ariel issues at Calgary, Alberta - online, from which the above listing is taken [accessed 21.05.2005]. The PDF files may be copied by means of the cursor and the CTRL+C command (Edit > Copy). Login allow searches of the issues which can otherwise be browsed.