Boyd, Ernest, 1887–1946, American critic and author, b. Dubin, Ireland. In the British consular service, he resigned in 1920 and settled in New York City, where he became an important literary figure. He contributed editorials to periodicals, wrote criticism on European literature, and translated modern French and German authors. His works include Contemporary Drama of Ireland (1917), Portraits, Real and Imaginary (1924), H. L. Mencken (1925), Guy de Maupassant (1926), and Literary Blasphemies (1927). He was editor and translator of the complete works of Guy de Maupassant.
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