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Playboy of the Western World

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ISBN-10: 1162704934

ISBN-13: 9781162704937

Edition: N/A

Authors: John M. Synge

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He gave a drive with the scythe, and I gave a lep to the east. Then I turned around with my back to the north, and I hit a blow on the ridge of his skull, laid him stretched out, and he split to the knob of his gullet.
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Book details

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 68
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.14" tall
Weight: 0.308
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…