CV/Reviews

 

"Controversy in the Irish Tradition" (essay review of three 1916 books, 3,000 words), TLS (21 December 2016)

Dublin 1911, ed. Catriona Crowe, TLS (11 May 2012), 27

The Brothers' Lot by Kevin Holohan, TLS (5 August 2011), 21

Life on Earth by Derek Mahon and The Poetry of Derek Mahon by Hugh Haughton, TLS (17 April 2009), 23

The Ulster Anthology, ed. Patricia Craig, TLS (16 March 2007), 32

Cambridge History of Irish Literature (2 vols.), ed. Margaret Kelleher and Philip O’Leary, and Irish Literature: The Nineteenth Century, vols 1 & 2, ed. Jeffares and Van de Kamp, TLS (6 October 2006), 3 - 4 (3,000 words)

The Importance of Being Earnest, Abbey Theatre, July 2005, the Irish Literary Supplement (Spring 2006), 28

Shade by Neil Jordan, TLS (21 May 2004), 20

Daimons by Nina FitzPatrick, TLS (24 January, 2004), 21

W. B. Yeats: A Life. Vol 2 by Roy Foster, the Irish Literary Supplement, Spring 2004 (23, 1), 5

Field Day Anthology Vols. IV & V: Women's Writing & Traditions, TLS(27 December, 2002), 22

The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon, the Irish Literary Supplement, (Fall 2000), 25

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: A Life by Margaret Ward, the Irish Literary Supplement (Spring 1998), 29

W. B. Yeats: A Life. Vol. I: The Apprentice Mage by Roy Foster, the Irish Literary Supplement (Spring 1997), 5

The Wellspring by Sharon Olds, The New York Times Book Review (September 15, 1996), 15

Captain Lavender by Medbh McGuckian and The Brazen Serpent by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, The New York Times Book Review (April 14, 1996), 11

The Hudson Letter by Derek Mahon, the Irish Literary Supplement, Spring 1996

Object Lessons by Eavan Boland, The New York Times, Book Review (May 7, 1995), 20 - 21

"Acts, Scenes, and Escapades: the Gregory-Shaw Friendship," the Irish Literary Supplement 12, 2 (Spring 1994), 4 - 6 [4,000-word essay review of Shaw, Lady Gregory, and the Abbey: A Correspondence and a Record, ed. Dan H. Laurence and Nicholas Grene

The Heather Blazing by Colm Toibín, The New York Times, Book Review (March 14, 1993), 9

Selected Letters of Bertrand Russell, Vol. 1, The Washington Post, Book World (Aug 16, 1992), 1, 10

Gorse Fires by Michael Longley, The New York Times, Book Review (August 2, 1992) 12

Bernard Shaw: The Last Years, Irish Literary Supplement 11,1 (Spring 1992), 21 - 25 (6,000-word essay review of Michael Holroyd biography of Shaw, volume 3)

Madoc by Paul Muldoon, The New York Times, Book Review (July 28, 1991), 14

Cultural Contexts and Literary Idioms in Contemporary Irish Literature, ed. Michael Kenneally, and Poetry and Ireland since 1800: A source book, ed. Mark Storey, TLS (13 - 19 April 1990), 402

Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age, by Modris K. Eksteins, The New York Times, Book Review (July 23, 1989), 24

The Government of the Tongue by Seamus Heaney, The New York Times, Book Review (March 5, 1989), 25

Modern Irish Poetry: Tradition and Continuity from Yeats to Heaney by Robert Garratt, the Irish Literary Supplement 6, 1 (Spring 1987), 26

Memory Ireland: Insights into the Contemporary Irish Condition by Vincent Buckley, the Irish Literary Supplement 5, 1 (Spring 1986), 21

T. S. Eliot: A Life by Peter Ackroyd, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Book Section (January 6, 1985), 3

The Last Courtly Lover: Yeats and the Idea of Woman by Gloria C. Kline, the Irish Literary Supplement 3, 1 (Fall 1984), 29

The British Dissonance: Essays on Ten Contemporary Poets by A. Kingsley Weatherhead, Concerning Poetry, 16, 1984

W. B. Yeats and the Anti-Democratic Tradition by Grattan Freyer, the Irish Literary Supplement, (Spring 1983), 23

Early Auden by Edward Mendelson, Contemporary Literature 24,1 (Spring 1983), 94-96