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Lady Gregory is one of the architects of modern Ireland. She was a woman of action, devoting her considerable energy to the founding and the success of the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's national theater. As a translator and cultural visionary, working with flair and dedication, she gave new life to Irish folk tales and sagas. Her house, Coole Park, in the west of Ireland, became a center of the Irish Literary Revival.

She was an idealist, but also resolutely practical. With her gift for friendship, she nurtured the talent of others, from W.B. Yeats to J.M. Synge, from Sean O'Casey to the young James Joyce. Her move from living a life of Anglo-­Irish privilege to forging a new and independent country, aware of its ancient culture, required unwavering courage and independence of mind. In her plays, translations, folklore, and works of prose, she was an original and highly successful writer. Her own work and her dream for Ireland, as well as her passionate engagement with art and politics, make her one of the most influential and compelling women of her time.

This exhibition is organized by The New York Public Library and curated by James Pethica and Colm Tóibín.

Installation views

All This Mine Alone opened March 6, 2020 in the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

installation view of the exhibition
installation view of the exhibition
installation view of the exhibition featuring a vitrine with three books and three framed items
installation view of the exhibition
installation view of the exhibition featuring a large vitrine containing documents
installation view of the exhibition
photograph of the exhibition showing several cases and items framed on a gallery wall
photograph of the exhibition showing several cases and items framed on a gallery wall
photograph of the exhibition showing several cases and items framed on a gallery wall
photograph of the exhibition showing several cases and items framed on a gallery wall
photograph of the exhibition showing several cases and items framed on a gallery wall
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Writings by Lady Gregory

Below is a complete list of Lady Gregory's published works, which can be accessed with a valid NYPL library card at the Stephen A. Schwarzman building. All of the books listed below are from "The Coole Edition" series, Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe.

Would you like to learn more about Lady Gregory and the Irish Literary Revival? Below is a list of books selected by the exhibition's curators, all available with a valid NYPL library card.

More Lady Gregory at NYPL

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