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Title:
J.M. Synge, 1871-1909
Author:
Greene, David H. (David Herbert), 1913-2008.
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : New York University Press, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
xv, 372 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780814730287
Format :
Book

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Uses letters, diaries, and manuscripts to document the life of the Irish playwright, and discusses his involvement in Irish nationalism.


Author Notes

David H. Greene was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 4, 1913. He received a B. A. in 1936, a M. A. in 1937, and a Ph.D. in 1939, all in literature from Harvard University. During World War II, he served as a Navy intelligence officer in Britain. After the war, he joined the English faculty at New York University. He retired in 1979, but continued to lecture until 1985. He was a leading scholar of Irish literature and along with Edward M. Stephens wrote the book J. M. Synge, 1871 - 1909 about the playwright who was at the forefront of the Irish literary renaissance. He also edited or co-edited An Anthology of Irish Literature, One Thousand Years of Irish Prose, and The Matter with Ireland. He died from pneumonia on July 9, 2008.

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