Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 March 2009

320 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719062797

Bookseller Code (06)


The silence of Barbara Synge

W. J. Mccormack

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A unique cultural history which describes the various manoeuvres of the Synge family in its negotiations with Irish history Carefully documents key events in the family's history, demonstrating how they influenced the work of their literary descendent, playwright J. M. Synge (1871-1909) Brings to life colourful characters amongst Synge's ancestors, showing their contribution to Irish history and to the development of Wicklow Combines formidable archival research, literary criticism and religious and medical history A brilliant addition to Professor McCormack's writings on Irish history and Irish letters