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The Aran Islands is a four part collection of journal entries regarding the geography and people of the Aran Islands. It was completed by John Millington Synge in 1901 and first published in 1907.

The Aran Islands is a four part collection of journal entries regarding the geography and people of the Aran Islands. It is based on Synge's multiple travels through the Irish speaking and predominately rural set of islands off the Western coast of Ireland.

Go to the Aran Islands. Synge did exactly as . Live there as if you were one of the people themselves, express a life that has never found expression. Synge immersed himself in the islanders' lives as they steered their curaghs through Atlantic waves, mourned their dead, celebrated weddings and suffered the horrors of eviction

The Aran Islands, published in the same year, records his visits to the islands in 1898-1901, when he was gathering the folklore and anecdotes out of. .Yet this book is much more than a stage in the evolution of Synge the dramatist.

The Aran Islands, published in the same year, records his visits to the islands in 1898-1901, when he was gathering the folklore and anecdotes out of which he forged The Playboy and his other major dramas. Yet this book is much more than a stage in the evolution of Synge the dramatist

by. Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909.

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The Aran Islands book. Yet this book is much more than a stage in the evolution of Synge the dramatist In 1907 J. Synge achieved both notoriety and lasting fame with The Playboy of the Western World. In 1907 J. Synge achieved both notoriety and lasting fame with. The Aran Islands, published in the same year, records his visits to the islands in 1898-1901, when he was gathering the folklore and anecdotes out of which he forged The Playboy and his other major dramas.

The aran islands by john M. synge. The geography of the Aran Islands is very simple, yet it may need a word to itself

The aran islands by john M. This book was first published in 1907 two years before Synge's death. The geography of the Aran Islands is very simple, yet it may need a word to itself

Temporarily out of stock. I must heartily disagree. While the work doesn't exactly "swing like the pendulum do", the rhythms of his narration are very much like that of the changing tide and the rolling of the waves to which the islanders have grown accustomed. Synge's narration- like time on Inishmaan- moves slowly and steadily, washing over the reader if one will let it.

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Comments: (7)

Vuzahn
People have often said to me that they find Synge's account of his time spent honing his Irish and collecting folklore on the Aran Islands to be one of the slowest and most boring reads they've ever encountered. I must heartily disagree.
While the work doesn't exactly "swing like the pendulum do", the rhythms of his narration are very much like that of the changing tide and the rolling of the waves to which the islanders have grown accustomed. Synge's narration-- like time on Inishmaan-- moves slowly and steadily, washing over the reader if one will let it.
Remember above all that this work is essentially a series of journal entries, meant to document the people Synge met, the conversations he had, the stories he heard, etc. Perhaps the book's greatest contribution to the world is as a document of a way of life no longer in existence. This book is also a document of the the Irish Literary Renaissance, and-- for its occassional pretensions-- should be ! considered as such. This text might also help to give greater understanding to any reading of Synge's plays, as he alleged that the story for such works as "Playboy of the Western World" were derived from tales he heard in the Arans.
Yellow Judge
Fantastic travelogue that helped me understand 19th/20th century Ireland. I haven't been to Ireland since 2004, and I didn't know anything about the country at the time, but now I want to go back to Inishman.
Gavikelv
Despite Synge's nostalgia filtered look at the islands for the saving place of all things Irish, his interactions with the local people are interesting enough to keep reading.
Alsath
A look at a by gone era by a great playwright.
Jugore
IT'S BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED
Bundis
Excellent history of Aran Islands.
Ionzar
This was bought for my nephew and he liked it! I was so glad he was happy with the book.
This book is a very dark glimpse into a dying world that once existed through all of human civilization. Fairies and giants and ghost ships are as much a part of these people's real world as is God and the police who come onto the islands to kick people out of their homes.

I do wonder, however, what Synge's intention was to portray these people as being so simple. He does admire their skill with the boats but he spends so much time with old men who tell tales that have no point that it's easy to think the whole island lives and thinks as these old men do. Yet the young men, Michael in particular, leaves the islands to find work elsewhere because he knows there is no future on those grey, wet rocks. And the other danger is that we get pulled into a nostalgic portrait of the islands that never really existed outside of the imaginations of these old men.

Still, there are moments that are quite beautiful and telling as to how things really are on the Aran Islands. First is the priest, whom we never meet but are always told about braving the rough sees day after day and risking his life as he tends to his flock. Though we never meet this man, I couldn't get the image out of my head of a man dressed in priest's black, standing upright on a small boat tumbling upon the waves in a fierce gale. I would love to have heard his story. The other telling moment was for the funeral of the young man. This was a beautiful and very sad scene where they bury him in the same spot where his grandmother had been buried and they find her skull among the black planks on her coffin. This image, coupled with the young man having lost his head at sea, is a wonderfully confusing image where the nostalgic sensibility of the old is placed on the dead body of the young that can't carry it to any future other than the grave.

Perhaps this is why all the stories end with absolutely no point because life is, to them, pointless. Life is hard, the women wear out in childbirth before they're even 20, the men drink and fight and die at sea for a pittance of a catch, or the lucky ones move to America and never come back, their story unfinished.
The Aran Islands download epub
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: J. M. Synge
ISBN: 1419152521
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
Pages: 100 pages