- Title-Riders to the Sea and The Playboy of the Western World By Follow J. M. Synge.
- About the Book-: Synge was a member of the Protestant middle classes, but in the nationalist ferment leading to Irish independence, he developed a fascination with the life and culture of the Catholic peasantry in the West of Ireland, which formed the basis of his drama. Irish modernist literature, with its anti- and postcolonial themes, its meditations on nature, language, and culture, was in the vanguard of a decolonizing century’s world literature; so Synge’s plays of the primordial “West”—and their controversial reception—anticipate debates that continue to this day about the relation of culture to literature and about the censorship of representations that fall short of the one-dimensionally triumphal. The plays of John Millington Synge (1871–1909) are filled with the humors, sorrows, and dreams of the country folk of the Aran Islands and the western Irish coastlands, where, in Synge's works, we have a popular imagination that is fiery and magnificent, and tender. “The Playboy of the Western World”, his most famous play, is sweetly funny and ironic as it follows its young hero's progress, in the eyes of others, from timid weakling to paragon of bravery. The shorter one-act play, “Riders to the Sea”, is a dark elegy to the fragile existence of those who live at the mercy of the sea. Both are beautifully crafted dramas that celebrate Irish gifts for lyrical language. Published by famous B K Publications Pvt Ltd Publication and available on ritikart.
- Type -: English Fiction.
- SKU Number -BKPUB_1142
- Language -: English
- Publisher -: B K Publications Pvt Ltd.
- Author-: J. M. Synge.