John Millington Synge by David M. Kiely
A Biography

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A portrait of Irish author J. M. Synge covers his youth under the influences of evangelical Protestantism, interest in the occult, musical inclinations, and literary achievements, including such plays as Riders to the Sea and The Playboy of the Western World.
 

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Published November 1, 1994 by Gill & Macmillan Ltd. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This arrangement of Synge's life opens spiritedly with his stays on the isolated Aran Islands, which would supply the raw plots for his plays--notably Riders to the Sea and The Playboy of the Western World--as well as catalyze his Synge-song of Hiberno-English.

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Synge (1871-1909) was born into a family of landed Protestant gentry and grew up sickly. Although his brothers were successful (one was a physician/missionary, the other a landlord to tenant farmers),

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