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Aran Islands

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ISBN-10: 0486400484

ISBN-13: 9780486400488

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jack B. Yeats, John M. Synge

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Description:

Playwright Synge visited an isolated group of islands west of Ireland, where he found inspiration for his dramas among the folklore and anecdotes told to him by locals. This memorable record of Synge's days amid the islanders and their tales of fairies and Celtic heroes offers an enchanting portrait of Irish cultural renaissance.
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Book details

List price: $7.95
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, Synge left for Europe to write poetry. If W. B. Yeats had not discovered him in Paris and persuaded him to return to Ireland and absorb its native traditions, the Irish renaissance might have lost its best playwright. As it was, Synge's poetry of Celtic romanticism was rather more tempered with a European realism than Yeats and his renaissance had anticipated. Yeats sent Synge to the West of Ireland to get to know the peasants there. The result was, in addition to the journal The Aran Islands (1907), two short plays for the Abbey: The Shadow of the Glen (1903), in which a comic resurrection interrupts a widow's marriage bargaining, and Riders…