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Synge and the Irish Language

Synge and the Irish Language( )
Author: Kiberd, Declan
ISBN:978-0-333-60482-3
Publication Date:Oct 1993
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Imprint:Palgrave Macmillan
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $54.99
Book Description:

Synge was the victim of a cruel paradox: those who loved his works knew no Irish and those who loved Irish despised his works. Leading international commentators came to accept the assumption that the dramatist knew little or nothing of his native language. This book shows that, on the contrary, Synge's command of Irish was extensive and that this knowledge proved invaluable in the writing of his major plays. This radical reappraisal of Synge's achievement draws extensively on his...
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Book Details
Pages:294
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Foreign Language Study / Celtic Languages
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.46 x 8.424 Inches
Book Weight:0.92 Pounds



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