B0483. (MORE) L. A. G. Strong. The Minstrel Boy, A Portrait of Tom Moore. New York, Knopf, 1937. 317pp. Index; Bibliography; Illus. DJ.
“Leonard Alfred George Strong was a highly popular English novelist, critic, historian and poet, and published under the name ‘L. A. G. Stron’. He served as a director of the publishers Methuen Ltd. from 1938 to 1958.
Strong was born in Plymouth, Devon, England, of a half-Irish father and Irish mother, and was proud of his Irish heritage. As a youth, he considered being a comedian and took lessons in singing. He studied at Brighton College and earned a scholarship to Wadham College, Oxford, as what was known as an Open Classical Scholar (studies in literature and the arts). There he came under the influence of W. B. Yeats, about whom Strong wrote fairly extensively. Their friendship lasted for twenty years. He gained a wide interest in literature and wrote about many important contemporary authors, including James Joyce, William Faulkner, John Millington Synge, and John Masefield. He was a director of the publishers Methuen Ltd. from 1938 until his death. For many years he was a governor of his old school, Brighton College.”
- Z. D. Akron