James Stephens (9 February 1882 - 26 December 1950 / Dublin)
James Stephens was an Irish novelist and poet.
James Stephens produced many retellings of Irish myths and fairy tales. His retellings are marked by a rare combination of humor and lyricism (Deirdre, and Irish Fairy Tales are often especially praise). He also wrote several original novels (Crock of Gold, Etched in Moonlight, Demi-Gods) based loosely on Irish fairy tales. "Crock of Gold," in particular, achieved enduring popularity and was reprinted frequently throughout the author's lifetime.
Stephens began his career as a poet with the tutelage of "Æ" (George William Russell). His first book of poems,... more »
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- A Visit from Abroad
- April Showers
- Behind the Hill
- Breakfast Time
- I heard a bird at dawn
- In The Cool Of The Evening
- In the Orchard
- In The Poppy Field