Mangan, James Clarence

Mangan, James Clarence măng´gən [key], 1803–49, Irish poet. He spent most of his life as a clerk, eventually slipping into alcoholism and opium addiction. His reputation rests on his English renderings of Gaelic poems, such as the excellent Dark Rosaleen.

See study by J. Joyce (1930).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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