"All art is a collaboration"

On a bit of a culture jag this morning.. bear with me.. First up, another in the occasional series the Guardian appears to be running on John Millington Synge. This time a marvellous short story by Joseph O’Connor – The playboy of Glenageary – it’s an extract from Synge: A Celebration, edited by Colm Tóibín.

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