Read by Anna Tschopp.
"Thomas MacGreevy was born in 1893 in County Kerry. He took degrees at University College, Dublin, and at Trinity College. He was an officer in the British Army during World War I, and was twice wounded in the Battle of the Somme. In 1925 MacGreevy went to London where he worked as a lecturer at the National Gallery. He moved to Paris in 1927 and held a position as Lecturer at the Ecole Normale Superieure for seven years. During these years he was closely associated with the Irish expatriate writers living in Paris, especially Beckett and Joyce. His poetry and criticism appeared in many journals; critical studies of T. S. Eliot and Richard Aldington were published in 1937 and Poems in 1934. MacGreevy returned to London in 1935 when he was reappointed to his position at the National Gallery. In the early 1940s he moved back to Dublin where he established himself as an art critic, and in 1950 he was appointed Director of the National Gallery in Dublin, a position he held until his retirement in 1963. MacGreevy died in 1967. Collected Poems appeared in 1971." (Bradley 29)