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J. M. Synge
(1871-1909) born on
Irish poet and dramatist. Intense and poetic in style, his works depict the bleak and tragic lives of Irish peasants and fisherfolk.
         
   
F
When I was writing `The Shadow of the Glen' I got more aid than any learning would have given me from a chink in the floor of the old Wicklow house where I was staying, that let me hear what was being said by the servant girls in the kitchen.

R
I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen.
A
As a man has no right to kill one of his children if it is diseased or insane, so a man who has made the gradual and conscious expression of his personality in literature the aim of his life, has no right to suppress himself any carefully considered work
N
In a good play every speech should be as fully flavoured as a nut or apple.
K
A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Playboy of the Western World, Preface
R: From "Notebook 16." Quoted in: The Collected Works of J. M. Synge, vol. 1, Introduction (1962).
A: Draft of a preface in "Notebook 16." Quoted in: The Collected Works of J. M. Synge, vol. 1, Introduction (1962). [Some punctuation has been added to facilitate understanding.].
N: The Playboy of the Western World, Introduction (1907).
K: 'The Aran Islands'
   


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