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Tinkers: Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller Mary Burke

Tinkers: Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Mary Burke

Published September 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780199566464
Hardcover
256 pages
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Irish playwright J.M. Synge created influential but misunderstood representations of travellers or tinkers. This work traces the history of the tinker back to medieval Irish historiography and English Renaissance literature and forward toMoreIrish playwright J.M. Synge created influential but misunderstood representations of travellers or tinkers. This work traces the history of the tinker back to medieval Irish historiography and English Renaissance literature and forward to contemporary US screen depictions.