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Travelling Home: J. M. Synge and the Politics of Place

P. J. Mathews

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Synge’s work is not easily recruitable to the kind of notional and national project envisioned by Yeats. One of the most striking aspects of his work is his intense engagement with the microscopic ... More


The Wicklow Essays: Science, Nature, and the Re-enchanted World

Seán Hewitt

in J. M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198862093
eISBN:
9780191894794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862093.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the essays Synge wrote and revised over a decade (1898–1908) during his travels in Wicklow. Beginning with a discussion of Synge’s engagement with natural history, and his ... More


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