Louise Imogen Guiney

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ca. 1900

Louise Imogen Guiney (January 7, 1861 – November 2, 1920) was an American poet, essayist and editor, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Biography[edit]

Louise Imogen Guiney
Photograph by Fred Holland Day (1893).

The daughter of Gen. Patrick R. Guiney, an Irish-born American Civil War officer and lawyer,[1] and Jeannette Margaret Doyle, she was educated at a convent school in Providence, Rhode Island, from which she graduated in 1879. Over the next 20 years, she worked at various jobs, including serving as a postmistress and working as a cataloger at the Boston Public Library.

In 1901, Guiney moved to Oxford, England, to focus on her poetry and essay writing. She soon began to suffer from ill health and was no longer able to write poetry and instead concentrated on critical and biographical studies of English Catholic poets and writers.

Guiney died of a stroke near Gloucesterhire, England, at age 59, leaving much of her work unfinished.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Songs at the Start (1884, poetry)
  • Goose-Quill Papers (1885, essays)
  • The White Sail and Other Poems (1887, poetry)
  • Brownies and Bogles (1888, poetry)
  • Monsieur Henri: A Foot-Note to French History (1892, essays)
  • A Roadside Harp (1893, poetry)
  • A Little English Gallery (1895, essays)
  • Robert Louis Stevenson (1895, biography, with Alice Brown)
  • Lovers' Saint Ruth's and Three Other Tales (1895, short stories)
  • Nine Sonnets Written at Oxford (1895, poetry)
  • Patrins (1897, essays)
  • England and Yesterday (1898, poetry)
  • The Martyrs' Idyl and Shorter Poems (1899, poetry)
  • Robert Emmet (1904)
  • The Princess of the Tower (1906, poetry)
  • Blessed Edmund Campion (1908)
  • Happy Ending (1909, poetry, her collected verse)
  • Letters (1926, letters) (posthumously)
  • Recusant Poets (1939, ed., with Geoffrey Bliss) (posthumously)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The American Magazine, Vol 8 (1888)
  2. ^ "Vassar College Libraries - ''Guide to the Louise Imogen Guiney Papers''". Specialcollections.vassar.edu. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 

Sources[edit]

  • NNDB
  • Fairbanks, Henry G., Louise Imogen Guiney, New York: Twayne Publishers Inc., 1975. IISBN 978-0805703429.
  • Reichardt, Mary R. (ed.), Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook, Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2001. IISBN 978-0313311475.
  • Tenison, E.M., Louise Imogen Guiney,: Her Life And Works, 1861-1920, London: Macmillan, London, 1923. ASIN: B000859GVG 1923.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 

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