W. B. Yeats and The Oxford Magazine

  • Declan D. Kiely
Part of the Yeats Annual book series (YA)


THE OXFORD MAGAZINE was established in 1883 and enjoyed an impressively long and distinguished run as a University journal until its demise in the summer of 1973.1 Its principal interest for students of Yeats lies in the fact that during his lifetime thirteen reviews of his work were published there, only two of which have been previously recorded.2 The Magazine also published reviews of plays by Yeats, Synge, Lady Gregory, and other Irish playwrights, which were performed by the Abbey company during visits to Oxford, as well as providing a record of some of Yeats’s activities during his periods of residence in Oxford, including details of his Presidency of the Oxford Branch of the English Association for the year 1921–1922.


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  1. 3.
    W. T. S. Stallybrass (editor 1914–1919), ‘“The Magazine” During the Last War’, Oxford Magazine 61:9 (21 January 1943), 137–8.Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch in The Oxford Magazine 61:9 (21 January 1943), 136. Part of this letter was reprinted in the Illustrated London News, 202 (20 February 1943), 216.Google Scholar
  3. 8.
    D. S. MacColl, ‘Early Days of the Oxford Magazine’, The Oxford Magazine 51:9 (19 January 1933), 294–6.Google Scholar
  4. 21.
    J. Middleton Murry’s ‘Mr. Yeats’s Swan Song’ had appeared in The Athenaeum on 4 April 1919, (rpt. in CH 216–20).Google Scholar
  5. 24.
    Francis N. B. Palmer, “The Irish Players”, The Oxford Fortnightly Review 3:31 (24 February 1922), 360–363, at 363.Google Scholar

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