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About the Author: J.M. Synge

Edmund John Millington Synge (pronounced /sɪŋ/) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore. He was one of the cofounders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for the play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots during its opening run at the Abbey theatre. Synge wrote many well known plays, including "Riders to the Sea", which is often considered to be his strongest literary work.

Although he came from an Anglo-Irish background, Synge's writings are mainly concerned with the world of the Roman Catholic peasants of rural Ireland and with what he saw as the essential paganism of their world view.


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ISBN10: 1897959567 | ISBN13: 9781897959565

Page count: 226

This is the first paperback edition in which Jack B. Yeat's remarkable drawings, commissioned for the 1911 Dublin edition, have appeared alongside Synge's haunting prose, making the classic work available once again in the form its author intended.

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