by Albert Power
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Swan River Press, 2011; 45 pp.
This booklet reproduces much of the contents of The Poems of Le Fanu, which was first published in 1896. The original introduction by Alfred Perceval Graves is herein reproduced as are the appendices. New to this edition are extracts from Seventy Years of Irish Life in which the author's brother, William Le Fanu, included extracts of juvenile poetry ("O'Donoghue" and "Valentine to Miss K"); and a selection of contemporary reviews. Contents: Introduction, "Duan na Claev—The Legend of the Glaive", "Shamus O'Brien", "Phaudhrig Crohoore", "Molly, My Dear", "Abhain au Bhuideil—Address of a Drunkard to a Bottle of Whiskey", "Song", "Memory", "The Stream", "A Doggrel in a Dormant-Window", Notes on "Shamus O'Brien", Notes on "Phaudhrig Crohoore", Extracts from Seventy Years of Irish Life, and Contemporary Reviews.