“A man who does not exist”: The Irish Peasant in the Work of W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge

“A man who does not exist”:  The Irish Peasant in the Work of W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge by Deborah Fleming

Summary: This book examines from a postcolonial perspective the cultural, anthropological, historical, and literary contexts in which Yeats and Synge developed their peasant characters and in so doing gave new life to old stories, established the terms of an argument that has shaped subsequent politics as well as literature, and helped to create national consciousness.

Keywords: Peasantry in literature, History

**entry created by Deborah Fleming**