Dublin Review, [The]

Barbara Hayley, ‘Irish Periodicals’, in Anglo-Irish Studies, ii, (1976) [pp.83-108], p.97 gives details: a quarterly founded in 1836, upheld Catholic cause against all opposition; published in London; main contribs., Dr. Murray, Dr. Russell, Dr. Kelly, and Fr. Crolly, all from Maynooth; backed by Daniel O’Connell, controlled by Cardinal Wiseman; available at Mudies as leading Roman Catholic organ in Britain; nationalist to the extent that it called for an Irish literature, an Irish spirit, an Irish pride in Irish history; an article on Gerald Griffin, one of its favorite writers, begins: ‘One of the worst faults in the literature of a country is what of nationality. Iti is like want of self-respect in an individual, a sort of tacit avowal that the nation deserves not from others the respect and sympathy which it does not entertain for itself.’ (Dublin Review, vol. 16, no. 32, June 1844, p.281.) Extremely long life, ending its third series in 1969. See also ftn. 27: Wllesley Index to Vict. Publications vol. 2, Intro. pp.11-12 treats it as an English paper with the title thus in deference to O’connell and to balance the Edinburgh in the Edin. Review; but it had a greeen cover and a motto, Eire go Bráth [sic].

Seamus Deane, gen. ed., Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day 1991): There was a body of opinion among catholics who favoured their own advancement within Britain, and whose intellectual energies were directed into such channels as The Dublin Review founded in 1836 [1175]; anonymous article on periodicals: ‘The Dublin Review we do not count. It is owned and printed, and managed in England’; ed. note, a Catholic quarterly magazine fnd. 1836 and surviving well into the 20th century, owed its name to prestige of Daniel O’Connell in catholic intellectual circles [1267].

[I]n 1916, Shane Leslie succeeded Wilfred Ward as editor. [DIB].

NOTE: A poem of Francis Thompson, ‘Ad Castitatem’, appeared in the Dublin Review, July 1910, pp.51-3.

Dublin Review, new series
Brendan Barrington, ed., The Dublin Review, No. 1 (Winter 2000-01); incl. Colm Tóibín on Francis Bacon; Anne Enright on birth of first child; Tim Robinson on his national service with the RAF in Malaya; extract from play about the Literary Revival by Terry Eagleton; Ruth Padel, poem; poetry by Vona Groarke, Peter Fallon, and Tom MacIntyre; &c.; correspondence between Antoine Artaud and Irish diplomats and creditors arising from his 1937 visit (Nat. Archives).

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