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1. The Aran islands
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2. The well of the saints: a play
 
3. J. M. Synge, 1871-1909
 
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4. The playboy of the western world:
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5. In Wicklow, West Kerry and Connemara
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6. Plays
 
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7. Poems and translations
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8. In the shadow of the glen
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9. Riders to the sea
 
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10. The works of John M. Synge
 
11. A CENTENARY TRIBUTE TO J.M. SYNGE
 
12. J.M.Synge 1871-1909
 
13. J. M. SYNGE 1871-1909
 
14. J. M. Synge, 1871-1909
 
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15. The tinker's wedding: a comedy
 
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16. The tinker's wedding, Riders to
 
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17. Deirdre of the sorrows; a play
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18. Deirdre of the sorrows: a play
 
19. J M Synge 1871 1909
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20. Biography - Synge, (Edmund) J(ohn)

1. The Aran islands
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
Paperback: 272 Pages (2010-08-20)
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Asin: 1177574381
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In 1907 J. M. Synge achieved both notoriety and lasting fame with "The Playboy of the Western World". "The Aran Islands", published in the same year, records his visits to the islands in 1898-1901, when he was gathering the folklore and anecdotes out of which he forged "The Playboy" and his other major dramas. Yet this book is much more than a stage in the evolution of Synge the dramatist. As Tim Robinson explains in his introduction, 'If Ireland is intriguing as being an island off the west of Europe, then Aran, as an island off the west of Ireland, is still more so; it is Ireland raised to the power of two'. Towards the end of the last century Irish nationalists came to identify the area as the country's uncorrupted heart, the repository of its ancient language, culture and spiritual values. It was for these reasons that Yeats suggested Synge visit the islands to record their way of life.The result is a passionate exploration of a triangle of contradictory relationships - between an island community still embedded in its ancestral ways but solicited by modernism, a physical environment of ascetic loveliness and savagely unpredictable moods, and Synge himself, formed by modern European thought but in love with the primitive.Amazon.com Review
Nothing much happens on the Aran Islands--at least, not muchwent on there in the late 19th century, when John Synge sailed out tothese mist-shrouded, salt-sprayed, and wave-battered chunks of rockssouth of Ireland.Therein lies the charm of the setting and of thislovely book, which captures the saltiness of both the marine air andthe time-lost characters, who deeply believe in the magical "weepeople." In cottages where nets and fishing tackle hang from beams,the women (who always wear red dresses and petticoats, as do some ofthe boys) sit at their spinning wheels or sew cow-skin sandals, whilethe fishermen spin yarns about fairies, sunken vessels, and bags ofgold gained from adulterous wives. The big happening of the year iswhen roofs are rethatched--an event that blossoms into a festival withtwisted rope stretching from kitchen table through lane to nearbyfield. Synge seems an ambassador from a different world: addressed as"noble person," he brings tokens of modernity--be they clocks orsimple magic tricks that beguile the locals. First published in 1907,this re-released travelogue gives a poignant peek into another timeand begs a visit to the Aran Islands to see how, or if, they havechanged. --Melissa Rossi ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Another world
Not only does this book describe a time long past but Synge has a deeper sense of the psychology of the inhabitants of the Aran Islands and how it differs with that of "civilized" people of the time. Anyone who is interested in this topic and enjoys this book would do well to read Twenty Years A-Growing by Maurice O'Sullivan, which is a personal account by Mr. O'Sullivan of his life on Ireland's Great Blasket Island and is a wonderful, lyrical read that shows alot of humor as well as love for the natural world around him.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stories in another tongue
This book describes the adventures of J. M. Synge on the Aran Islands around the turn of the Twentieth Century.William Butler Yeats suggested that Synge visit the island in order to learn Irish and become acquainted with traditional Irish culture as it had been preserved on the islands.Synge followed his suggestion, and made four lengthy trips to the islands.In this book, he recounts his experiences on the islands, together with some of the stories and poems that were recited to him there.

The book is a unique collection of travelogue, journal, and research notebook.Synge describes his relationships with individuals on the islands, as well as some of the common traits and customs observable there.He tells us about harrowing sea passages that he took from island to island in small rowed boats, and records a number of folk-tales that were shared with him by island residents.Synge was to draw on all of this material in his later writing career, making the book quite interesting for those who enjoy his plays.The book also provides informative details of what daily life was like in this remote region at the time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lively Reading
The search for authentic experiences is regarded as an important theme in postmodernism.John Millington Synge's book demonstrates that this quest for authenticity has been an important part of cultural inquiry for a long time.This wonderful book was written almost one hundred years ago, but it reads like a contemporary ethnographic inquiry.He provides vivid descriptions of daily life and wonderful presentations of the folklore of the Aran Islands.The book is primarily descriptive, but there are interesting textures and conclusions throughout Synge's writing.I would recommend reading this book and then watching Flaherty's film "Man of Aran."Follow up that visual feast with Stoney's "The Making of the Myth."To complete your excursion, top things off with a reading of Synge's "Playboy of the Western World" and "Riders to the Sea," two fine plays that he set on the Aran Islands.The stories, descriptions, and textures within Synge's book will become very clear when you're finished.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Insight Into The Irish Soul
"The Aran Islands" is a delightful rendition of the experiences of J. M. Synge during his visits to the Aran Islands just over a century ago.Synge's journey had been encouraged by William Butler Yeats. "Go to the Aran Islands.Live there as one of the people themselves; express a life that has never found expression."Here Synge gained an insight into the Irish character which would enrich his later works.

The Aran Islands are a chain of islands off the coasts of Connemara and Clare.Isolated by the sea, the Arans, like the Galapagos in the natural world, preserve the language and customs of traditional Ireland.

The book is a narrative of what Synge saw and the stories he heard during his stays in the Arans, told by a master storyteller in the finest Irish tradition.The language is delightful, the stories are entertaining and the insight into the Irish soul is profound.A must read for any lover of the Irish.

3-0 out of 5 stars I was named after the island
My dad was born there in the 1950's and i was named after it.not a bad place, not much to do but nice to visit.the book is informal but informative. ... Read more


2. The well of the saints: a play
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
Paperback: 110 Pages (2010-08-09)
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


3. J. M. Synge, 1871-1909
by David H. Greene, Edward M. Stephens
 Paperback: 372 Pages (1991-06-01)
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Isbn: 0814730426
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A biographical study of Anglo-Irish writer J.M. Synge's character and literary work, including generous quotations and summaries of his unpublished writings. ... Read more


4. The playboy of the western world: A comedy in three acts
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
 Paperback: 146 Pages (2010-09-06)
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Asin: 1171495943
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Publisher: J. W. LucePublication date: 1907Subjects: Drama / GeneralDrama / AmericanDrama / English, Irish, Scottish, WelshHistory / Europe / IrelandLiterary Criticism / DramaNotes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes.When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there. ... Read more


5. In Wicklow, West Kerry and Connemara
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
Paperback: 280 Pages (2010-08-19)
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. ... Read more


6. Plays
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
Paperback: 390 Pages (2010-08-20)
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(Riders to the Sea; The Shadow of the Glen; The Tinker's Wedding; The Well of the Saints; The Playboy of the Western World; Deirdre of the Sorrows; When the Moon has Set). Edited by Ann Saddlemyer. ... Read more


7. Poems and translations
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
 Paperback: 70 Pages (2010-09-10)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


8. In the shadow of the glen
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
Paperback: 48 Pages (2010-09-06)
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Originally published in 1904.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more


9. Riders to the sea
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
Paperback: 58 Pages (2010-06-15)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


10. The works of John M. Synge
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
 Paperback: 280 Pages (2010-09-11)
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This book an EXACT reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


11. A CENTENARY TRIBUTE TO J.M. SYNGE 1871-1909:SUNSHINE AND THE MOON'S DELIGHT.
by S.B. Bushrui
 Paperback: Pages (1979-01-01)

Asin: B00126IWZG
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12. J.M.Synge 1871-1909
by David H. and Edward M. Stephens Greene
 Hardcover: Pages (1959-01-01)

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13. J. M. SYNGE 1871-1909
by DAVID H. GREENE
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1961)

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14. J. M. Synge, 1871-1909
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1959-01-01)

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15. The tinker's wedding: a comedy in two acts
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
 Paperback: 62 Pages (2010-09-10)
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone! ... Read more


16. The tinker's wedding, Riders to the sea, and The shadow of the glen
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
 Paperback: 126 Pages (2010-09-10)
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17. Deirdre of the sorrows; a play
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
 Paperback: 118 Pages (2010-09-07)
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18. Deirdre of the sorrows: a play
by J M. 1871-1909 Synge
Paperback: 116 Pages (2010-07-28)
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19. J M Synge 1871 1909
by David Greene
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20. Biography - Synge, (Edmund) J(ohn) M(illington) (1871-1909): An article from: Contemporary Authors Online
by Gale Reference Team
Digital: 15 Pages (2005-01-01)
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