Category: Biography

A Review of James H. Cousins (1873-1956)

René Wadlow reviews the Irish writer, playwright, actor, critic, editor, teacher and poet known as James H. Cousins. Cousins wrote on cultural issues alongside with A.E. (George Russell) and William Butler Yeats, who played a major role in the Irish literary revival of the late 1890s – early 1900s. In 1915 Cousins left for India as literary editor of The New India of Annie Besant (1847-1933) and became one of the organisers of the university of the Princely State of Travancore, where he headed the Department of Fine Arts and English Studies.