Loading...
Eva Gore-Booth entry: Overview screen.
Cite
Overview
Writing
Life
Writing and Life
Timeline
Excerpts
Works By
In addition to her intense suffrage and labour activism, Eva Gore-Booth wrote poetry, periodical essays, political pamphlets, religious criticism, plays, and an autobiograpical sketch. Her work was admired by her contemporaries Katharine Tynan, 'Æ' (George Russell), and W. B. Yeats. In 1935, critic Richard Fox wrote that Eva Gore-Booth had an assured place in Irish literary history, but in the early twenty-first century all of her texts are out of print. She is now best known as the sister of Irish patriot and feminist Constance Markievicz, and for Yeats's elegy "In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markievicz". Bibliographic Citation link.
Milestones
22 May 1870 EGB was born at the estate of Lissadell in County Sligo, Ireland. Bibliographic Citation link.
1904 EGB published her second volume of poetry, The One and the Many. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 June 1926 Author and activist EGB died from bowel cancer in Hampstead, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
Back to Top