Cuala Press


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Cuala Press

(ko͞o`lä), private printing press founded in Dundrum, Ireland, in 1902 by Elizabeth and Lily Yeats, the sisters of William Butler Yeats. Called the Dun Emer Press until 1908, it began as part of a larger company whose purpose was to provide employment for Irish women. Until it ceased operation in the late 1940s, the press followed a program of publishing works by contemporary Irish writers and new editions and translations of Irish classics. Its publications emphasized literary merit rather than fine printing. Among the authors whose works were published by the Cuala Press are Yeats, Lionel Johnson, Lady Gregory, John Millington Synge, John Masefield, and Louis MacNeice.
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His development of a unique version of the serial poem (via his Peppercanister Press editions of his own poetry, occasional and otherwise, as if in hybridic emulation of Cuala Press and Blakean illuminations) seem at least worth mention.
Other outstanding resources include the dix collection of mainly 17th and 18th century dublin and irish imprints, the yeats collection, the children~~~~s book collection and imprints of publishers such as the dun emer and cuala press.
Founded in 1951, it was the natural successor to the Cuala Press in both its attention to design issues and its preference for chapbook publication.
Gill & Macmillan, the Cuala Press, Maunsel, Faber, the Dolmen Press etc.
He also refers to the 'cultural nationalism' that led Elizabeth Yeats to found the Cuala Press (advised by Emery Walker) and Lily Yeats to embark on an embroidery workshop after eight years working with May Morris.
The Cuala Press and its predecessor, the Dun Emer Press, are well known as important private presses of the twentieth century operated primarily by working women.
This book does not by any means replace Gifford Lewis's book, The Yeats Sisters and the Cuala, nor Liam Miller's The Dun Emer Press, Later the Cuala Press, nor The Painted Word: Samuel Beckett's Dialogue with Art by Lois Oppenheim, nor Hilary Pyle's biographical studies, nor Bruce Arnold's important biographies of those painters, Jack B.
Miller underscores the work's dialogue with the world of Yeats by engaging in red letter printing and letting the Cuala Press style elevate Duryee's accomplishment.
She had her Cuala Press 'girls' taught Irish, and sent them to the Abbey Theatre so as to foster Irish culture.
CUALA PRESS EXHIBIT: "SIXTY YEARS OF THE CUALA PRESS: A COLLABORATION OF THE YEATS FAMILY AND MOLLIE GILL" (OCTOBER 2008-AUGUST 2009) On Thursday, October 23, 2009, Burns opened the exhibit, "Sixty Years of the Cuala Press: A Collaboration of the Yeats Family and Mollie Gill.
The Cuala Press was founded by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats in Dublin in 1908.
Yeats's personal finances were at an ebb due to his ill health and his footing the bill for Cuala Press.