The Masterpiece and the Man
The Irish author Monk Gibbon (1896-1987) wrote poems, travel books, novels, biography, and several volumes of autobiography. He was associated with Horace Plunkett, and assisted AE (George Russell) on the Irish Statesman. He was a member of the Irish Academy of Letters and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. On the occasion of his 90th birthday, the Irish Tourist Board paid him the uncommon compliment, for a living author, of placing a plaque on his house. On display is The Pupil (1981), The Insubstantial Pageant (1951), a proof copy of Inglorious Soldier, an autobiographical account of his experiences during World War One, and The Masterpiece and the Man, Yeats as I Knew Him (1959), a cutting portrayal of the Irish poet.
Monk Gibbon, The Masterpiece and the Man. Yeats as I knew Him. New York: Macmillan, 1959. Private Collection;
Inglorious Soldier. Uncorrected Proof. Hutchinson of London, 1968. Private Collection;
The Insubstantial Pageant. New York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1951. Private Collection;
The Pupil. A Memory of Love. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1981. Private Collection