Weldon Thornton, Synge and the Western Mind (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1979) - Bibliography

Works by Synge
Collected Works, gen. ed. Robin Skelton, with Alan Price & Ann Saddlemyer (London: Oxford University Press 1962-1968

Vol. I, ed. Robin Skelton (1962) [Poems, Translations, and some Poetic Drama;
Vol. II (1966) ed. Alan Price [Prose: Autobiographical Sketches; “The Aran Islands”; “In Wicklow, West Kerry and Connemara”; Reviews and Essays and Notes on literature.
Vol. III (1968) ed. Ann Saddlemyer [“Riders to the Sea”; “The Shadow of the Glen”; “The Well of the Saints”; “When the Moon Has Set”; Fifteen Scenarios, Dialogues, and Fragments from Unpublished Material; draft material and editorial apparatus.
Vol. IV (1968), ed. Saddlemyer [“The Tinker’s Wedding”; “The Playboy of the Western World”; “Deirdre of the Sorrows”; draft material and editorial apparatus;

  • Saddlemyer, Ann. John Millington Synge : Some Unpublished Letters and Documents of J. M. Synge [...] (Montreal: The Redpath Press 1959), 33pp.;
  • Saddlemyer, Ann, ‘Letters of John Millington Synge From Materials Supplied by Max Meyerfeld’, in The Yale Review, XIII (July 1924), pp.690-709;
  • Saddlemyer, Ann, Letters to Molly: John Millington Synge to Maire O’Neill 1906-1909, ed. Ann Saddlemyer (The Belknap Press [Harvard UP 1971), xxxiv, 330pp.;
  • The Synge Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin: A Catalogue Prepared on the Occasion of the Synge Centenary Exhibition 1971 (Dublin: The Dolmen Press [printed for the Library of Trinity College, Dublin] 1971), 55pp.;

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    Works on Synge
    Manuscript Material
    • Notebooks, diaries, letters, drafts, etc. in the Manuscript Collection of Trinity College, Dublin;
    • Edward M. Stephens’ Typescript biography of his uncle, J. M. Synge .

    Printed Material

    • Allport, Floyd H., The ories of Perception and the Concept of Structure (NY: John Wiley & Sons 1955), pp.xxii, 709pp.;
    • [Anonymous], ‘The Irish Players’, in Athenaeum (8 June 1912), pp.663-64;
    • Ayling, Ronald, ‘Synge ’s First Love: Some South African Aspects’, in Modern Drama, VI (February 1964), pp.450-60;
    • Bessai, Diane E, ‘Little Hound in Mayo: Synge ’s Playboy and the Comic Tradition in Irish Literature’, in Dalhousie Review, XLVIII (Autumn 1968), pp.372-83;
    • Binchy, D. A., ‘The Linguistic and Historical Value of the Irish Law Tracts’, in Proceedings of the British Academy, XXIX (1943) 195-227;
    • Birmingham, George A,‘The Literary Movement in Ireland’, in Fortnightly Review, LXXXII (2 Dec. 1907), pp.947-57;
    • Bourgeois, Maurice, John Millington Synge and the Irish Theatre [Constable 1913] (NY and London: Benjamin Blom 1968), xvi, 338pp.
    • Brehm, Jack W., & Arthur R. Cohen, Explorations in Cognitive Dissonance (NY: John Wiley & Sons 1962), xvi, 334pp.;
    • Bushrui, S. B., ed., Sunshine and the Moon’s Delight: A Centenary Tribute to lohn Millington Synge 1871-1909 (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe Ltd.; and Beirut: The American University of Beirut 1972), 356pp.;
    • Calder-Marshall, Arthur, The Innocent Eye: The Life of Robert I. Flaherty (NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1966. 306pp., ill.;
    • Clark, David R., ed., John Millington Synge : Riders to the Sea [Merrill Literary Casebook Ser.] (Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publ. Co. 1970), vi 137pp.;
    • Clark, David R., ‘Synge’s “Perpetual ‘Last Day’”: Remarks on Riders to the Sea’, in Sunshine and the Moon’s Delight, ed. S. B. Bushrui (1972), pp.41-51;
    • Colum, Padraic, The Road Round Ireland (NY: Macmillan 1926. 492pp.;
    • Combs, William W., ‘J. M. Synge ’s Riders to the Sea: A Reading and Some Generalizations’, in Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, L (1965), pp.599-607;
    • Corkery, Daniel, Synge and Anglo-lrish Literature. Dublin and Cork: Cork University Press 1931. 247pp.;
    • Dillon, Myles, ‘The Archaism of Irish Tradition’, in Proceedings of the British Academy, XXXIII (1947), pp.245-64;
    • Dillon, Myles, & Nora Chadwick, The Celtic Realms (London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1967. xii, 355pp., plates, maps;
    • Donoghue, Denis, ‘Synge : “Riders to the Sea”: A Study’, in University Review, 1 (Summer 1955), pp.52-58 [rep. in David R. Clark, ed. John Millington Synge: Riders to the Sea (Merrill 1970];
    • Dorson, Richard M., ‘Foreword’ to Sean O’Sullivan, ed. Folktales of Ireland, pp.v-xxxii;
    • Ellis-Fermor, Una, The Irish Dramatic Movement [1939, 1954] (London: Methuen & Co., Ltd. 1967. xiv, 241pp.;
    • Ellmann, Richard, James Joyce (NY: Oxford University Press 1959), 842pp.;
    • Estill, Adelaide Duncan, The Sources of Synge (Philadelphia UP 1939), 51pp.;
    • Evans, E. Estyn. Irish Folk Ways (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1957), xvi, 324pp.;
    • Fausset, Hugh l’A., ‘Synge and Tragedy’, in Fortnightly Review, CXV (1 Feb. 1924), pp.258-73;
    • Festinger, Leon, Conflict, Decision, and Dissonance (Stanford UP 1964), xii 163pp.;
    • Festinger, Leon, A., The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance [Row, Peterson & Co., 1957] (Stanford UP 1962), xii, 291pp.
    • Flower, Robin, The Western Island or The Great Blasket (NY: OUP 1945), 138pp.;
    • Gailey, R. A., ‘Aspects of Change in a Rural Community’, in Ulster Folklife, V ( 1959), pp.27-34;
    • Galsworthy, John, The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays (London: William Heinemann 1912. 278pp.;
    • Gerstenberger, Donna, John Millington Synge [Twayne’s English Authors Ser., 12] (NY: Twayne Publ. Inc. 1964), 157pp.;
    • Greene, David H., & Edward M. Stephens. J. M. Synge 1871-1909 (NY: Macmillan Co. 1959), xiv, 321pp. [Collier rep. of 1961 marred by typographical errors];
    • Greene, David H., ‘The Shadow of the Glen and the Widow of Ephesus’, in PMLA, LXII (March 1947), pp.233-38;
    • Gregory, Lady Augusta, Our Irish Theatre [G. P. Putnam in 1913, pb.] (NY: Capricorn Books 1965);
    • Gregory, Lady Augusta, Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland, Collected and Arranged by Lady Gregory: With Two Essays and Notes by W. B. Yeats [G. P. Putnam’s Sons 1920] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1970), 365pp. [being] Vol. I of the Coole edition of Lady Gregory’s Works;
    • Grene, Nicholas, Synge: A Critical Study of the Plays (Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield 1975), 202pp.;
    • Harmon, Maurice, ed. J. M. Synge Centenary Papers 1971 (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1972), xvi, 202pp.;
    • Hart, William, ‘Synge ’s Ideas on Life and Art: Design and Theory in The Playboy of the Western World’, in Yeats Studies, 2 (1972), pp.35-51;
    • Henn, T. R., ed, The Plays and Poems of J. M. Synge [orig. 1963; University Paperback Drama Book] (London: Methuen & Co., Ltd), 1968);
    • Holloway, Joseph, Joseph Holloway’s Abbey Theatre: A Selection from his Unpublished Journal Impressions of a Dublin Playgoer, ed. Robert Hogan & Michael O’Neill (Carbondale & Edwardsville, III.: Southern Illinois UP 1967), xxiv, 296pp.;
    • Howe, P. P., J. M. Synge: A Critical Study (London: Martin Secker 1912), 21pp.;
    • Hyde, Douglas, A Literary History of Ireland (London: T. Fisher Unwin 1899), 654pp. [rep. Barnes & Noble 1967];
    • Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone, The Oldest Irish Tradition: A Window on the Iron Age ( Cambridge UP 1964), 56pp.;
    • Johnston, Denis, John Millington Synge [Columbia Essays on Modern Writers, 12] (NY & London: Columbia UP 1965), 48pp.;
    • Kilroy, James F, ‘The Playboy as Poet’, in PMLA, LXXXIII (May 1968), pp.439-42.
    • Kilroy, James F, The ‘Playboy’ Riots [The Irish Theatre Ser., 4] (Dublin: The Dolmen Press 1971), 101pp.
    • Kelsall, Malcolm, ‘Synge in Aran’, in Irish University Review, V, 2 (Autumn 1975), pp.254-70;
    • Keohler, Thomas, ‘The Irish National Theatre’, in Dana, 11 (March 1905), pp.351-52;
    • Lawrence, D. H., ‘Apropos of Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ [Preface to Lady Chatterley’s Lover (London: William Heinemann Ltd. [1960];
    • Lawrence, D. H., ‘Art and Morality’, in Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence (London: William Heinemann Ltd. [q.d.],
    • Levitt, Paul, J. M. Synge: A Bibliography of Published Criticism (NY: Barnes & Noble 1974), 224pp.;
    • Lynch, Arthur, ‘Synge’, in The Irish Statesman (20 Oct. 1928), p.131 [letter to the editor];
    • Macalister, R. A. S., The Archaeology of Ireland [rev. edn.] (London: Methuen and Co., Ltd. 1949), xx, 386pp., ill.;
    • MacKenna, Stephen, Journal and Letters of Stephen MacKenna, ed. by E. R. Dodds (London: Constable and Co., Ltd. 1936), xvii, 330pp. [Dodds’ Memoir, pp.1-89; Preface by Padraic Colum, pp.xi-xvii];
    • MacMahon, Sean. “‘Leave Troubling the Lord God”: A Note on Synge and Religion’, in Eire-lreland, XI (Spring 1976), pp.132-141;
    • Masefield, John, John M, Synge : A Few Personal Recollections with Biographical Notes by John Masefield (NY, The Macmillan Co. 1915), 35pp.;
    • Mason, Thomas H., The Islands of Ireland: Their Scenery, People Life, and Antiquities [orig. 1936; 3rd edn.] (London: B. T. Batsford Ltd 1950), viii, 135pp.
    • [Matheson, Cherrie] C. H. H., ‘John Synge as I Knew Him’, in The Irish Statesman (5 July 1924), pp.532, 534. [Prefaced by a note by Yeats, ‘A Memory of Synge ’, pp.530, 532];
    • Mercier, Vivian, The Irish Comic Tradition (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1962), xx, 258pp.;
    • Meyer, Kuno, & Alfred Nutt, The Voyage of Bran Son of Febal … With an Essay Upon the Irish Vision of the Happy Otherworld and the Celtic Doctrine of Rebirth, 2 vols (London: David Nutt 1895 1897);
    • Mikhail, E. H., J. M. Synge : A Bibliography of Criticism(Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman *& Littlefield 1975), 214pp.;
    • Mould, Daphne D. C. Pochin, The Aran Islands (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, Ltd. 1972), 171pp.;
    • Nic Shiubhlaigh, Máire, The Splendid Years (Dublin: James Duffy and Co., Ltd. 1955), xx. 207pp. [Foreword by Padraic Colum];
    • Nutt, Alfred, The Celtic Doctrine of Rebirth — see Kuno Meyer & Alfred Nutt;
    • O’Connor, Frank, ‘Synge’, in The Irish Theatre, ed. Lennox Robinson (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd. 1939). xiv, 229pp.;
    • Ó Cuiv, Brian, ed., A View of the Irish Language (Dublin: Stationery Office 1969), x 156pp., ill. [43 ills.];
    • Ó Danachair, Caoimhin, ‘The Gaeltacht’, in Brian Ó Cuiv, ed., A View of the Irish Language, pp.112-21];
    • O’Driscoll, Robert, ‘Yeats’s Conception of Synge ’, in S. B. Bushrui, ed., Sunshine and the Moon’s Delight (1972), pp.159-71;
    • Ó Siochain, P. A., Aran: Islands of Legend [orig. 1962; 3rd edn.] (Dublin: Foilsiuchain Eireann 1967), viii, 200pp.;
    • Ó Suilleabháin, Seán, ‘Irish Oral Tradition’, in Brian Ó Cuiv, ed., A View of the Irish Language, pp.47-56;
    • Ó Suilleabháin, Seán, Irish Wake Amusements (Cork: Mercier Press 1967), 188pp. [trans. by author from original Irish edition of 1961];
    • Ó Suilleabháin, Seán, ed., Folktales of Ireland (Chicago UP 1966). xliv, 321pp.;
    • Pittock, Malcolm, ‘Riders to the Sea’, in English Studies, XLIX (October 1968), pp.445-49;
    • Price, Alan, Synge and Anglo-lrish Drama (London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1961. xii, 236pp.;
    • Rajan, Balachandra, ‘Yeats, Synge and the Tragic Understanding’, in Yeats Studies, 2 (1972), pp.66-79;
    • Rodgers, W. R., Irish Literary Portraits (London: BBC 1972), xx, 236pp, ‘J. M. Synge’, pp.94-115;
    • Saddlemyer, Ann, ‘Art, Nature, and “The Prepared Personality”: A Reading of The Aran Islands and Related Writings’, in S. B. Bushrui, ed., Sunshine and the Moon’s Delight (1972), pp.107-20;
    • Saddlemyer, Ann, “‘A Share in the Dignity of the World”: J. M. Synge ’s Aesthetic Theory.’ Robin Skelton & Ann Saddlemyer, eds., The World of W. B. Yeats [rev. edn.] (Seattle: Washington UP 1967), pp.207-19;
    • Saddlemyer, Ann, ‘Synge and Some Companions with a Note Concerning a Walk through Connemara with Jack Yeats’, in Yeats Studies, 2 (1972) pp.18-34;
    • Saddlemyer, Ann, ‘Synge and the Doors of Perception’, in Place, Personality and the Irish Writer, ed. Andrew Carpenter (NY: Barnes & Noble 1977), pp.97-120;
    • Skelton, Robin. J. M. Synge and His World (NY: Viking Press 1971), 144pp., ills.;
    • Saddlemyer, Ann, The Writings of J M. Synge (Indianapolis, NY: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc. 1971), 190pp.;
    • Spacks, Patricia Meyer, ‘The Making of the Playboy’, in Modern Drama, IV (December 1961), pp.314-23;
    • Stephens, Edward, My Uncle John: Edward Stephens’s Life of J. M. Synge, ed. Andrew Carpenter (OUP 1974). xviii, 222pp.;
    • [Stephens, Edward,] ‘Synge ’s Last Play’, in Contemporary Review, CLXXXVI (November 1954), pp.288-93;
    • Suss, Irving D., ‘The “Playboy” Riots’, in Irish Writing, No. 18 (March 1952), pp.39-42;
    • Thornton, Weldon, ‘James Joyce and the Power of the Word’, in The Classic British Novel, ed. Howard M. Harper Jr & Charles Edge (Athens: Georgia UP 1972), pp.183-201;
    • Saddlemyer, Ann, ‘J. M. Synge’, in Richard J. Finneran, ed. Anglo-lrish Literature: A Review of Research (NY: MLA 1976), pp.315-65;
    • Van Laan, Thomas F., ‘Form as Agent in Synge’s Riders to the Sea’, in Drama Survey, 111 (Winter 1964), pp.352-66 [rep. in David R. Clark, ed. John Millington Synge: Riders to the Sea (Merrill 1970];
    • Whitaker, Thomas R., ‘Introduction: On Playing with The Playboy’, in Whitaker, ed., Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Playboy of the Western World (Prentice-Hall 1969), pp.1-20;
    • Whitaker, Thomas R., ed. Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Playboy of the Western World (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1969). 122 pp.;
    • Whitehead, Alfred North, Science and the Modern World [1925] (NY: The Free Press 1967);
    • Williams, Raymond, Drama from Ibsen to Eliot (London: Chatto & Windus 1952), 283pp. [rev. as Drama from Ibsen to Brecht (NY: Oxford Univ. Press 1969);
    • Yeats, William Butler, The Autobiography of William Butler Yeats (NY: Collier Books 1965), 404pp.; [pb.]
    • Yeats, William Butler, A Vision (NY: Macmillan 1961), 305pp. [pb.]
    • Yeats, William Butler, Essays and Introductions (NY: Collier Books 1968), xii, 530pp.

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