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The busy writing career of Irish nationalist poet, novelist, and journalist Katharine Tynan spanned the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, driven partly by the need to support her family. Her more than 160 volumes include about a hundred novels (written primarily for women, many of them romance and some gothic), twenty-seven volumes of poetry (some of it inspired by Irish heritage, nationalism, and Catholicism), twenty-three collections of short stories, six volumes of autobiography, three volumes of sketches, a religious play, a book of axioms, and three volumes of biography or memoirs of other people. Bibliographic Citation link. She selected and edited three poetry collections and a massive volume of Irish literature, all of them important in the Irish Literary Revival, which she helped to produce. Her non-fiction covers Irish history, work for children (including a religious text and a book on behaviour), and a collaboratively written book on flowers. As a journalist she turned out articles and sketches on social, political, and gender issues. She kept an unpublished diary, and a journal of the Great War.
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23 January 1859 KT was born at South Richmond Street, South Circular Road, Dublin. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1891 KT published another volume of poetry, Ballads and Lyrics. This book (dedicated to Rosa Mulholland) was widely considered to be her best work yet. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 April 1931 KT died of cerebral thrombosis (a blood clot in a vessel leading to the brain) at her home in Wimbledon. Bibliographic Citation link.
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