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John Millington Synge

Playwright (16-Apr-1871 — 24-Mar-1909)


Deborah Fleming. A Man Who Does Not Exist: The Irish Peasant in the Work of W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge. University of Michigan Press. 1995. 224pp.

Declan Kiberd. Synge and the Irish Language. Macmillan. 1979. 294pp.

David M. Kiely. John Millington Synge: A Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1995.

Edward A. Kopper. John Millington Synge: A Reference Guide. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1979. 199pp.

Paul M. Levitt. J. M. Synge: A Bibliography of Published Criticism. London: Macmillan. 1975. 214pp.

Frank Laurence Lucas. The Drama of Chekhov, Synge, Yeats, and Pirandello. Cassell. 1963. 452pp.

W. J. McCormack. Fool of the Family: A Life of J. M. Synge. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2000. 499pp.

George Joseph Watson. Irish Identity and the Literary Revival: Synge, Yeats, Joyce and O'Casey. Croom Helm. 1979. 336pp.


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  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.232)

  7. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1378)

  8. Authors Today and Yesterday (pp.641-45)

  9. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.370)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1001)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.473)

  12. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.684)

  13. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.833-34)

  14. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.511)

  15. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.741)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.26)

  17. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.443)

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