Bibliography

Compiled by Ultan Macken

Articles by Fr Walter Macken

Peggy Macken: Towards a character Sketch. Download PDF

Walter Macken’s views. Download PDF

The Realistic World of Walter Macken. Download PDF

Articles by Ultan Macken

Macken, Ultan. Walter Macken’s Writing Life: A retrospective look.

(Date unknown) -Unpublished

———, Dreams on Paper. (Date unknown) -Unpublished

———, Walter Macken’s Widow. (Date unknown) -Unpublished

Letters

Sean O’Casey to Walter Macken, 26 November 1940, Macken Files, Kenny’s

Bookshop, Galway.

Sean O’Casey to Walter Macken, 4 November 1942, Macken Files, Kenny’s

Bookshop, Galway.

Walter Macken to Galway Chamber of Commerce, 16 August 1947, Archives

An Taibhdhearc.

Interviews

Macken, Ultan. “Interview with Peggy Macken”. Galway. (Date unknown)

McCaughey, B. “Interview with Fr. Walter Macken”. Galway. 22. Aug. 2003

———,”Interview with Ultan Macken”. Galway. 23. Aug. 2003.

———,”Video interview with Fr. Walter Macken”. Galway. 25 Aug. 2003

———, “Interview with Ultan Macken”. Belfast. 25. Jul. 2004.

Programmes

Clár, Mungo’s Mansion , 6-9 Meitheamh 1968.

Clár, An Cailín Aimsire Abú , sa Taibhdhearc.

Minute Books

Taibhdhearc Minutes 8 April 1939 – 11 October 1947.

Obituaries

Evening Herald . 22 Apr. 1967.

Sunday Press. 23 Apr. 1967.

Irish Independent . 24 Apr. 1967.

Connacht Sentinel . 25 Apr. 1967.

“Death of Mr. Walter Macken, Novelist, Playwright, Actor”, City Tribune, 28 th

April 1967.

Some collected tributes to Walter Macken . Galway: Kenny’s Bookshops,

1967.

Secondary Sources

Play about Walter Macken.

My Father, My Son: A One-Man Show. Macken Film Ltd. Mar. 20 th 2000.

Jul. 26 th 2004. Starring Ultan Macken.

Lecture.

Kenny, Tom. Walter Macken. The Old Galway Society, 10 Feb. 2002

Television Programme

“Walter Macken.” Narr. Ultan Macken. Cúrsaí. RTE2. Dublin. 5 Apr. 1988.

Theses on Walter Macken

Drees, Roswitha. “Die Darstellung irischer Geschichte im Erzählwerk Walter

Mackens”. Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang, 1983.

Le Blanc, Monica Ann. “An Introduction to the Contemporary Novels of Walter

Macken”. College of Graduate Studies, Lamar University May, 1988.

McAndrews, Linda. “The Representation of Women in the Novels of Walter

Macken”. National University of Galway, 1994.

Miscellaneous: Articles

Anon., “Review of The Bogman.” Irish Book Lover, Vol.xxxii, p22, (1952)

Anon., “Author versus Actor”, New York Times. (Sep. 12, 1954)

Anon., “Review of Sunset on the Window-Panes. Irish Book Lover, Vol.32,

p119, (1956)

Anon., “Looking back and shaking the Head”, Playbill. (New York) (Nov.1957)

Anon., “A Book at Twenty”, Irish Hibernia. (Fribourg, Switzerland) (1960)

Anon., “Review of the foregoing of Seek the Fair Land.” The Irish

Ecclesiastical Record no. 3 xciv (1960) pp 190-191

Anon., ” The Silent People”. Kilkenny Magazine Spring, no. 9 (1963):

pp.81-85

Anon., “You asked for it”, The Writer. (Boston) (Jul. 1963)

Anon., “The Power of the Unarmed Truth”, Hibernia. (Mar. 1964)

Anon., “The Scorching Wind”. Kilkenny Magazine Spring, no. 12-13,

(1965): pp. 133-135

Anon., “The Fever”, Place of publication unknown.

Anon., “To Find the Real Magic of Ireland Go West”, Pictorial. Place of

publication unknown.

Anon., “Up the Bish”, Pictorial. Place of publication unknown.

Anon., Advertisement for “Home is the Hero”, New York Times, 7th

September 1954.

Anon., “Walter Macken the Novelist”. City Tribune, 28 th April 1967.

Anon., “Galway honours Walter Macken”. Galway Advertiser, 8 th July 1971.

Anon., “Old Galway”. Galway Advertiser, 26 th February 1981.

Anon., “Rediscovering Walter Macken”. Sunday Press, 19 th April 1987.

Anon., “Walter Macken the author who brought joy to Millions”. City Tribune,

24th April 1987.

Anon., “T.V. documentary on famous Galway author”. City Tribune, 25 th

March 1988.

Anon., “The Macken Legacy”. Galway Advertiser, 15 th July 1993.

Anon., “August 28, 928, Taibhdhearc na Gaillihme opens its doors for the first

time”, Galway Advertiser (Mar. 2001)

Anon., “Macken at the Pres”, Galway Advertiser (Apr. 2002)

Anon., “Noises off stage”, Galway Advertiser (Aug. 2002)

Burke, Marie. “Appreciation of Walter Macken as Novelist”, City Tribune, 5 th

May 1967.

Van Hoek, Kees. “Times Pictorial short story contest winner, Walter Macken”

– Kenny’s Bookshop, Galway. (Undated)

Macken, Fr. Walter, Peggy Macken –Towards a character sketch, (Mar.1994)

Moloney, Mary, “Walter Macken’s Galway”, Irish Times (2001)

Staging of Plays

Mungo’s Mansion

Stage productions. (Titled Galway Handicap) (Titled Mungo’s Mansion at the

Abbey.)

Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Opening Night: Feb. 11, 1946.

The Lyric, Hammersmith, Feb. 1947.

The Group Theatre, Belfast , Oct. 1947.

Leicester Drama Society, Mar. 1948.

The Croydon Players, Nov. 1948.

Reviews of Mungo’s Mansion

Anon., Dublin Evening Mail (Feb. 12, 1946)

Anon., Evening Herald (Dublin) (Feb. 12, 1946)

Anon., Irish Independent (Dublin) (Feb. 12, 1946)

Anon., The Observer (London) (Jan. 26, 1947)

Anon., The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post (Feb. 5, 1947)

Anon., The Times (Feb. 5, 1947)

Fallon, Gabriel, “Shadow of Substance”, Dublin Opinion. (Mar. 1947)

Hale, Lionel, The Daily Mail (London) (Feb. 5, 1947)

Hobson, Harold, The Sunday Times (Feb. 9, 1947)

Mosley, Leonard, Daily Express (Feb. 5, 1947)

Fane, Vernon, Sphere (London) (Sep. 7, 1957)

Greacen, Robert, Belfast Telegraph (Aug. 31, 1957)

Hewitt, Douglas, Manchester Guardian (Jul. 30, 1957)

Hodson, Harold, Glasgow Herald (Jul. 11, 1957)

Hogg, Garry, Kentish Observer (Canterbury) (Aug. 29, 1957)

John, K., The Illustrated London News (Sep. 28, 1957)

Jones, Jack, The Western Mail (Cardiff) (Jul. 13, 1957)

Kennedy, Maurice, Irish Times (Jul. 27, 1957)

Peden, William, ” Exultant Irishman”. Saturday Review (Oct. 5, 1957)

Potter, George, W., The Providence Sunday Journal (Sep. 8, 1957)

Seton, Hilary, Sunday Times (London) (Jul. 14, 1957)

Stanier, Maida, Oxford Mail (Jul. 18, 1957)

Sullivan, Richard, Chicago Sunday Tribune (Sep. 29, 1957)

Watling, E, F., Sheffield Telegraph (Jul. 29, 1957)

Whately, Rosaleen, Liverpool Daily Post (Jul. 10, 1957)

Reviews of Novels

Seek the Fair Land

Anon., Charleston Evening Post (Jun. 28, 1959)

Anon., The New York Post (Jul. 27, 1959)

Anon., Bestsellers (Aug. 1, 1959)

Anon., Kansas City Star (Aug. 1, 1959)

Anon., Los Angeles Mirror – News (Aug. 3, 1959)

Anon., The New Yorker (Aug. 8, 1959)

Anon., Post Tribune (Gary, Indiana) (Aug. 9, 1959)

Anon., Savannah Morning News (Aug. 9, 1959)

Anon., Sunday Chronicle, United Press International (Aug. 9, 1959)

Anon., The Houston Chronicle (Aug. 9, 1959)

Anon., Time Magazine (Aug. 10, 1959)

Anon., El Paso Times (Aug. 23, 1959)

Anon., The New Haven Register (Aug 1959)

Anon., Wichita Falls Times (Sep. 2, 1959)

Anon., Cleveland Press (Sep. 8, 1959)

Anon., Tulsa World (Sep. 13, 1959)

Anon., The Charleston Gazette (Sep. 1959

Anon., Irish Independent (Oct. 7, 1959)

Anon., The Times literary Supplement (Oct. 16, 1959)

Anon., The Irish Press (Oct. 17, 1959)

Anon., Evening Standard (London) (Oct. 20, 1959)

Anon., John O’London’s (Oct. 22. 1959)

Anon., Sunderland Echo (Oct. 22, 1959)

Anon., The Irish Catholic (Oct. 22, 1959)

Anon., Yorkshire Evening Post (Leeds) (Oct. 22, 1959)

Anon., Evening Herald (Dublin) (Oct. 23, 1959)

Anon., The Scotsman (Edinburgh) (Oct. 24, 1959)

Anon., The Catholic World (Oct. 1959)

Anon., The Northern Whig (Belfast) (Nov. 3, 1959)

Anon., Church Times (London ) (Nov. 6. 1959)

Anon., Belfast Telegraph (Nov. 12, 1959)

Anon., Press and Journal (Aberdeen) (Nov. 13, 1959)

Anon., The Daily Telegraph (Nov. 20, 1959)

Anon., Books and Bookmen (London) (Nov. 1959)

Anon., Evening Telegraph (Blackburn) (Dec. 2, 1959)

Anon., Liverpool Daily Post (Dec. 2, 1959)

Anon., Cheshire Observer (Dec. 5, 1959)

Anon., The Sunday Star (Washington) (Dec. 6, 1959)

Anon., The Belfast News – Letter (Jan. 1, 1960)

Barry, James D., The Ave Maria (Nov. 7, 1959)

Beatty, Floy W., The Nashville Tennessean (Oct. 11, 1959)

Beecroft, John, Wings (New York) (Aug. 1959)

Blair, Jean, The Bulletin and Scots Pictorial (Glasgow) (Oct. 15, 1959)

Bloom, Eleanor M., The Minneapolis Tribune (Aug. 9, 1959)

Bond, Alice, Boston Herald (Aug. 2, 1959)

Breede, Don, Oregon Journal (Portland) (Jul. 26, 1959)

Brundage, James A., America (Sept. 13, 1959)

Buffington, Betsy, Miami Herald (Sept. 13, 1959)

Butler , Sheppard, The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut) (Aug. 1959)

Campbell, Michael, The Irish Times (April. 25, 1959)

Caperton, Helena L., Richmond Times Despatch (Aug. 9, 1959)

Close, Charles, Newcastle Journal (Nov. 7, 1959)

Compton , Piers, Universe (London) (Oct. 30, 1959)

Cranston , Maurice, The Bookmen (London) (June 1959)

Cureau, Doris, The Hartford Times (Aug. 1, 1959)

Dole, Harold, News Chronicle (London) (Nov. 6, 1959)

Douglas, Rosamond, Washington Post (Aug. 2, 1959)

Drewry, Elizabeth M., The Roanoke Times (Sept. 13, 1959)

Elliot, Harold, Sheffield Telegraph (Oct. 24, 1959)

Fane, Vernon, Sphere (London) (Oct. 24, 1959)

Fassett, Catherine, Journal and Sentinel (Winston-Salem) (Aug. 30, 1959)

Flowers, Henry M., Fort Wayne News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana ) (Aug. 1,

1959)

Ford, Loretta, The Boston Sunday Globe (Aug. 2, 1959)

Gaillard, Luther B., The News and Courier (South Carolina) (Aug. 9, 1959)

Glynn, Don, Niagara Falls Gazette (Aug. 9, 1959)

Grant, William A., The Courier Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) (Sept. 6, 1959)

Hackmann, William O., Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 2, 1959)

Henning, Mary Alice, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Oct. 4, 1959)

Hillard, Jack, The Jackson Sun (Jackson, Tennessee) (Sept. 20, 1959)

Hodgson, Rose Marie, Doncaster Gazette (Nov. 5, 1959)

———-, Scarborough Mercury (Nov. 12, 1959)

Holt, Norah, The Irish Times (Oct. 31, 1959)

Hopper, Lynn, The Indianapolis Star (Jul. 26, 1959)

Howard, Loeffler, Peggy, The Sunday Oklahoman (Oct. 9, 1959)

Hurley, Doran, The Sign (Sept. 1959)

Jones, C.B., The Sunday Star (Washington) (Aug. 2, 1959)

Kennedy, J.S., Our Sunday Visitor (Aug. 2, 1959)

Kilfeather, T.P., Sunday Independent (Dublin) (Nov. 8, 1959)

Lane, Robert L., The Newark News (Sept. 27, 1959)

Lofts, Norah, Eastern Daily Press (Norwich) (Oct. 16, 1959)

Mac Glothlin, Mercedes, Seattle Post Intelligencer (1959)

Mac Manus, Patricia, New York Herald Book Review (Aug. 2, 1959)

Mac Niff, Mary, The Pilot (Boston) (Aug. 22, 1959)

Mac Sorley, Edward, The Saturday Review (Aug. 8, 1959)

Minick, Elaine I., Chattanooga Times (Aug. 18, 1959)

O’Neill, Frank, Cleveland Plain Dealer (Jul. 29, 1959)

Parsons, Margaret, Worcester Sunday (Aug.2, 1959)

Pickrel, Paul, Harper’s (Aug. 1959)

Potter, Pat, The Globe News (Amarillo, Texas) (1959)

Potter, George W., Providence Journal (Aug. 16, 1959)

Price, Anthony, Oxford Mail (Nov. 26, 1959)

Purcell, Mary, Hibernia (Oct. 30, 1959)

Ready, William, The Milwaukee Journal (Jul. 26, 1959)

Redman, Ben Ray, St. Petersburgh Times (Jul. 26, 1959)

———-, Daily Press- Newport News (Jul. 28, 1959)

Redman, Ben Ray, The Press Enterprise (Riverside, California)

(Aug. 30, 1959)

Reedy, Mary E., Omaha World Herald (Sept. 27, 1959)

Rees, David, Books and Bookmen (London) (Oct. 1959)

Reynolds, Horace, The New York Times (Oct. 1959)

Ryan, Stephen P., The Critic (Oct.-Nov. 1959)

Schmeltzer, Robert, Greenville News (Greenville, South Carolina )

(Aug. 13, 1959)

Scoggin, Margarete C., The Horn Book Magazine (Boston) (Dec. 1959)

Scratch, Walter L., Citizen News (Hollywood, California) (Jul. 27, 1959)

Seidkin, Phyllis, San Francisco Examiner (Jul. 26, 1959)

Seton, Hilary, Sunday Times (London) (Feb. 7, 1960)

Seymour, William K., St. Martin’s Review (London) (Jan. 1960)

Staley, Thomas, Pittsburgh Press (Aug. 23, 1959)

Sullivan, Richard, Chicago Sunday Tribune (Jul. 26, 1959)

Sweeney, Anne, Nashville Banner (Aug. 2, 1959)

Taylor , Stella H., The Virginian Pilot (Aug. 2, 1959)

Thomy, Al., The Atlantic Journal (Aug. 2, 1959)

Vaughan, Mary, Catholic Herald (London) (Dec. 18, 1959)

Ward, Peadar, Western Mail (Cardiff) (Oct. 17, 1959)

Wharton, Will, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Oct. 18, 1959)

Zipprich, Mary H., Library Journal (New York) (Jul. 1959)

The Silent People

Anon., Glasgow Herald (Oct. 18, 1962)

Anon., Irish Independent (Oct. 20, 1962)

Anon., Irish Independent (Oct. 25, 1962)

Anon., The Times Literary Supplement (Oct. 26, 1962)

Anon., Sunday Independent (Dublin) (Oct. 28, 1962)

Anon., Books and Bookmen (London) (Oct. 1962)

Anon., Guardian Journal (Nottingham) (Nov. 1, 1962)

Anon., John O’London’s (Nov. 1, 1962)

Anon., The Kansas City Star (Nov. 4, 1962)

Anon., Cork Examiner (Nov. 22, 1962)

Anon., Evening Herald (Dublin) (Dec. 21, 1962)

Anon., Miami Herald (Dec. 12, 1962)

Anon., Books of the Month (Dec. 1962)

Anon., Middlesex Independent (Jan. 25, 1963)

Anon., Junior Bookshelf (London) (March. 1963)

Barry, Noel, Irish Press (Nov. 10, 1962)

Boyd, Andrew, The Tribune (London (Jan. 25, 1963)

Casey, Geneviève, Chicago Tribune (Dec. 16, 1962)

Casey, Kevin, Sunday Press (Dublin) (Jan. 13, 1963)

Dale, Celia, Homes and Gardens (London) (Feb. 14, 1963)

Hall, Anthea, Newcastle Journal (Oct. 27, 1962)

Healey, R.C., New York Herald Tribune (Nov. 25, 1962)

Healy, Cahir, Irish News (Belfast) (Dec. 22, 1962)

Hume, Ruth, Washington Star (Dec. 9, 1962)

Jordan, John, Irish Times (Oct. 20, 1962)

Kirkus , Virginia, The Bulletin (Sept. 1, 1962)

Laycock, E.A., The Boston Sunday Globe (Dec. 9, 1962)

Lydon, J.F., Tribune (Dublin) (Dec. 8, 1962)

Mac Manus, Francis, The Sunday Press (Dublin) (Dec. 9, 1962)

Millard, John, Evening News (Oct. 17, 1962)

Moran, J.F., Literary Journal (Nov. 1, 1962)

Mottram, R.A., Eastern Daily Press (Norwich) (Nov. 16, 1962)

Monro, Ian S., Press Journal (Aberdeen) (Nov. 17, 1962)

Oakes, Philip, The Observer (Nov. 11, 1962)

O’Hara, Mary, Pittsburgh Press (Dec. 2, 1962)

Richards, Morley, Topic (London) (Nov. 8, 1962)

Routley, Eric, British Weekly (London (Feb. 14, 1963)

Ryan, Stephen P., Ave Maria (Feb. 2, 1963)

Schlueter, Paul, Chicago Sunday Times (Dec. 30, 1962)

Schroetter, Hilda H., Richmond Times – Dispatch (Dec. 16, 1962)

Whately, Rosaleen, Liverpool Daily Post (Oct. 31, 1962)

Willy, Margaret, Birmingham Post (Nov. 1, 1962)

The Scorching Wind

Anon., Cork Examiner (Oct. 8, 1964)

Anon., The Times Literary Supplement (Oct. 8, 1964)

Anon., The Observer (Oct. 11, 1964)

Anon., Evening Herald (Dublin) (Nov. 20, 1964)

Anon., British Book News (Dec. 1964)

Colber, Michael, Creation (Dublin) (Jan. 1965)

Conroy, Chicago Sunday Times (Jan. 31, 1965)

Healy, Cahir, The Irish News (Belfast) (Oct. 10, 1964)

Hughes, P.T ., Sunday Independent (Dublin) (Dec. 6, 1964)

Keating, Joseph, Irish Independent (Oct. 10, 1964)

Mac Gregor, Helen, Books and Bookmen (London) (Nov. 1964)

Mac Manus, Francis, Sunday Press (Dublin) (Oct. 11, 1964)

Meynell, Laurence, Express and Star (Wolverhampton) (Jan. 15, 1965)

Millar, Ruby, Birmingham Free Press (Dec. 11, 1964)

———-, Oldham Evening and Standard (Dec. 19, 1964)

———-, The Doncaster Gazette (Dec.31, 1964)

———-, Scarborough Mercury (Feb. 11, 1965)

O’Brien, E.D ., Ilustrated London News (Nov. 7, 1964)

Porter, Frederick, Glasgow Herald (Oct. 10, 1964)

Reynolds, Horace, New York Times (Oct. 15, 1964)

Share, Bernard, Irish Times (Oct. 5, 1964)

Sullivan, Richard, Chicago Tribune (Nov. 8, 1964)

Vaughan, Mary, Catholic Herald (London) (Nov. 27, 1964)

White, Sean, J., Irish Press (Jan. 30, 1965)

Brown Lord of the Mountain

Anon., Sunday Press (Dublin) (Feb. 12, 1967)

Anon., Cork Examiner (Feb. 16, 1967)

Anon., British Book News No.323 (Jul. 1967)

Berridge, Elizabeth, The Daily Telegraph (Feb. 23, 1967)

Callow, Philip, Books and Bookmen (London) (Feb. 1967)

Christie, Fr. Joseph, S.J., Universe (London) (Mar. 11, 1967)

Galloway, David D., The Spectator (London) (Feb. 17, 1967)

Gray, Ken, Irish Times (Feb. 11, 1967)

Keane, F.J ., Irish Independent (Mar. 11, 1967)

Laker, O.H.C ., Stirling Journal (Mar. 2, 1967)

O’Dea, Tom, Irish Press (Feb. 11, 1967)

Whately, Rosaleen, Liverpool Daily Post (Feb. 15, 1967)

Island of the Great Yellow Ox

Anon., Sunday Press (Dublin) (Feb. 27, 1966)

Anon., The Queen (London) (Mar. 2, 1966)

Anon., Stirling Journal (Mar. 10, 1966)

Anon., Eastern Daily Press (Norwich) (Mar. 11, 1966)

Anon., Evening Herald (Dublin) (Apr. 22, 1966)

Anon., British Book News (London) (Apr. 1966)

Further Reading

Beckett, J.C . The Making of Modern Ireland 1603-1923. London and Boston:

Faber and Faber, 1981.

Debeer, Noel, “The Irish Novel looks Backward”, in: P. Rafroidi, M. Harmon

(Eds.), The Irish novel in Our Time (Lille: Pul, 1975 –76), pp 105-129

Cahalan, James M. Great Hatred, Little Room: The Irish historical novel.

Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 1983.

——–, The Irish Novel: A critical history . Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1988.

Ellis, Peter, Beresford. Hell or Connacht: The Cromwellian Colonisation of

Ireland 1652-1660. Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1975.

Hogan, Robert. (Ed) ‘Macken, Walter.’ Dictionary of Irish Literature.

Westport: Greenwood Press, 1979. p. 406

Maher, Helen. Galway Authors, Galway: Galway County Libraries,

1976, pp. 71-2.

Moore, Brian. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne. London: Flamingo,

Harper Collins Press, 1994.

O’ Flaherty, Liam. Famine. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 2000.

Reilly, Tom. Cromwell: An Honourable Enemy. The Untold Story of the

Cromwellian Invasion of Ireland. Dingle: Brandon, 1999.

O’ Suílleabhaín, Michael. Where Mountainy Men have Sown: War and

Peace in Rebel Cork in the Turbulent years 1916-21 . Tralee: Anvil Books Ltd., 1965.

Spellissy, Seán. The History of Galway – City and County. Limerick: The

Celtic Bookshop, 1991.

 

Walsh, Paul. Discover Galway. Dublin: O’Brien Press, 2001.

Welsh, Robert. (Ed.) ‘Macken, Walter, Augustine.’ The Oxford Companion

to Irish Literature. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. p. 340

 

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