J. M. Synge Poems

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J. M. Synge
John Millington Synge Born16 April 1871(1871-04-16) Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland Died24 March 1909 (aged 37) Elpis Nursing Home, Dublin, Ireland Occupationnovelist short story writer playwright poet essayist NationalityIrish GenresDrama, fictional prose Literary movementFolklore Irish Literary Revival InfluencesWilliam Butler Yeats Seán O'Casey William Wordsworth InfluencedSamuel Beckett Padraig Pearse Peig Sayers Seamus Heaney Edmund John Millington Synge (April 16, 1871 – March 24, 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore. He was one of the cofounders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for the play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots during its opening run at the Abbey theatre. He wrote many famous stories like "Riders to the Sea" which is often considered to be his best literary work. Synge suffered from Hodgkin's disease, a form of cancer that was then untreatable. He died just weeks short of his 38th birthday and was at the time trying to complete his last play, The Last Black Supper.

the curse
To a sister of an enemy of the author's who disapproved of `The Playboy'

Lord, co... [read poem]
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