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The Resource Fool of the family : a life of J. M. Synge, W. J. McCormack

Fool of the family : a life of J. M. Synge, W. J. McCormack

Label
Fool of the family : a life of J. M. Synge
Title
Fool of the family
Title remainder
a life of J. M. Synge
Statement of responsibility
W. J. McCormack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"McCormack details the complex religious and social environment in which Synge slowly refined his talents as a writer. This is a story of suburban disinheritance, nondescript education, and sexual immaturity leading to eventual self-discovery, through the landscape of County Wicklow and the West of Ireland. Synge's reading in Gaelic literature is important, as is his European sense of modern alienation. The Abbey Theatre of Yeats and Lady Gregory provided a platform for his dramatic debut, but James Joyce emerged as his closer soulmate. In Europe a cultural revolution was unfolding with Sigmund Freud, Thomas Mann and Max Weber publishing their seminal works, and the Dreyfus Affair scandalising Paris. McCormack's biography places Synge in this context and illuminates his contribution to the spirit of the age"--Jacket, p. [2]
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCormack, W. J
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dramatists, English
  • Synge, J. M.
  • Synge, J. M.
Label
Fool of the family : a life of J. M. Synge, W. J. McCormack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unfair seedtime. The former lives of J.M. Synge ; Fin-de-siècle beginnings ; The banality of good ; The encumbered present ; Grey stones and Plymouth brethren ; The stay-at-home student -- The wander years. Escaping home rule in Germany (1893-4) ; Dämmerung; or, Wicklow revisited ; French leave (1896-1903) ; 'Give me the sun' -- Return of the native. First love? ; Dreaming of Captain Dreyfus on Inis Meáin ; Travelling at nightfall ; A month in the county : August 1901 ; The year 1902 and the one-act plays ; Too many impresarios -- Contra mundum. A tragic miracle, 1905 ; Enter Molly, centre-stage ; Edwardian winter, 1907 ; 'Sorrow's sauce for every kiss' -- In the green room. Elpis, or hope ; Ulster will fight! ; 'All is over. Huxley' (March 1909) ; The last will and the works of 1910 ; Perpetual judgement, 1911-32 ; 'A likely gaffer in the end of all ... '? -- The brethren : origins and beliefs ; With some notes on the Matheson family
Control code
990297646125
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
499 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780297646129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Fool of the family : a life of J. M. Synge, W. J. McCormack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unfair seedtime. The former lives of J.M. Synge ; Fin-de-siècle beginnings ; The banality of good ; The encumbered present ; Grey stones and Plymouth brethren ; The stay-at-home student -- The wander years. Escaping home rule in Germany (1893-4) ; Dämmerung; or, Wicklow revisited ; French leave (1896-1903) ; 'Give me the sun' -- Return of the native. First love? ; Dreaming of Captain Dreyfus on Inis Meáin ; Travelling at nightfall ; A month in the county : August 1901 ; The year 1902 and the one-act plays ; Too many impresarios -- Contra mundum. A tragic miracle, 1905 ; Enter Molly, centre-stage ; Edwardian winter, 1907 ; 'Sorrow's sauce for every kiss' -- In the green room. Elpis, or hope ; Ulster will fight! ; 'All is over. Huxley' (March 1909) ; The last will and the works of 1910 ; Perpetual judgement, 1911-32 ; 'A likely gaffer in the end of all ... '? -- The brethren : origins and beliefs ; With some notes on the Matheson family
Control code
990297646125
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
499 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780297646129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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