Synge and the Irish Language

  • Authors
  • Declan Kiberd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Declan Kiberd
    Pages 1-18
  3. Declan Kiberd
    Pages 19-53
  4. Declan Kiberd
    Pages 54-94
  5. Declan Kiberd
    Pages 122-150
  6. Declan Kiberd
    Pages 151-175
  7. Declan Kiberd
    Pages 176-195
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 261-294

About this book


Synge was the victim of a cruel paradox: those who loved his works knew no Irish and those who loved Irish despised his works. This book aims to show that Synge's command of Irish was extensive and that this knowledge proved invaluable in the writing of his major plays.


knowledge play writing

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