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The Aran Islands

J.M. Synge

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Genres:

Travel

Description:

J.M. Synge, one of the greatest English language playwrites of the 20th century, immortalized the Aran Islands and its people with vivid written portraits that are among the greatest in modern literature. Synge's vibrant language and earthy themes breathtakingly capture the folklore and way of life that has since perished on these remote northen islands. As an aspiring writer in 1897, Synge was commanded by William Butler Yeats to, "Go to the Aran Islands. Live there as one of the people themselves; express a life that has never found expression." Synge captures his first four visits to the islands in this magical book. However, their influence continued to permeate his work, including The Playboy of the Western World. Filled with the exuberant energy of an artist coming into his own, The Aran Islands provides an unforgettable look at a land that holds Ireland's ancestral language, culture and uncorrupted heart. Synge's lyrical glimpses into the past, coupled with Donal Donnelly's rich, lilting voice transports listeners to these tiny Emerald Islands.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Donal Donnelly

Length:

6h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:08