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Poets and Dreamers : Studies and Translations from the Irish

Poets and Dreamers : Studies and Translations from the Irish

Augusta Gregory

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Lady Gregory’s Poets and Dreamers (1903) contains English translations of the Irish poet Anthony Raftery and plays by Douglas Hyde.

Lady (Augusta) Gregory (1852-1932) was a dramatist and folklorist.

Along with the poet W. B. Yeats she was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and co-founded the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Born Isabella Augusta Persse in County Galway, she belonged to the Anglo-Irish ascendancy, which was closely associated with colonial rule. She married Sir William Gregory in 1880. Her conversion to Irish cultural nationalism began after the death of her husband and was heavily influenced by her visit in 1892 to Inisheer, one of the Aran Islands, where she learnt Irish and the Hiberno-English dialect of Kiltartin.

Poets and Dreamers was her first publication and contained translations of the Irish-language poet Anthony Raftery, folk-tales, and plays by the Gaelic scholar and future first President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde.

Additional Information

Author Augusta Gregory
Publisher Cork University Press
Publication date 2 May 1976
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781108022040

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