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Synge: A Celebration by Colm Tóibín
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Appealing to a general readership, 'Synge: A Celebration' is an entertaining and enlightening collection of essays by well-known contemporary names on their personal experience of Synge. It includes an essay on 'Teaching Synge' in Dublin by Roddy Doyle, a short story by Joseph O'Connor, a short play by Marina Carr, Hugo Hamilton's meditation on visiting the Aran Islands, Colm Tobin's essay, 'New Ways to Kill your Mother'; Synge's own One Act Play, 'When the Moon has set', amongst others. This book is a delight, both for the scholar and anyone who has an interest in Synge.

Contributors: Sebastian Barry, Marina Carr, Anthony Cronin, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Hugo Hamilton, Joseph O'Connor, Mary O'Malley, Fintan O'Toole, Colm Toibin, Vincent Woods.

Carysfort Press Limited; March 2005
163 pages; ISBN 9781909215375
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Title: Synge: A Celebration
Author: Colm Tóibín; Roddy Doyle; Sebastian Barry