Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 September 2009

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780199566464

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Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Mary Burke

  • The first work to trace the figure of the 'tinker' back to medieval Irish historiography and English Renaissance literature and forward to contemporary US screen depictions
  • Reassesses the legacy of major Irish writer J.M. Synge on the centenary of his death
  • Includes a section of biographical notes and a glossary of terms