The Back of the Book

Rosenblatt, Roger
October 1975
New Republic;10/4/75, Vol. 173 Issue 14, p30
Profiles the Irish playwright John M. Synge. Family and educational background of Synge; Contribution of Synge to the formation of a political club called Young Ireland in the interest of Irish independence; Influence of the book "The Imitation of Christ," by Thomas A. Kempis; Kempis' book central to "Etude Morbide," a strange autobiographical piece; Reason why Synge found the "Imitation" attractive as a conduct book; Synge's visits to the Aran Islands which he used for inspiration in his plays; Synge's works indicative of his self-inflicted loneliness.


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