Vol 62, No 10 (2001)


Cover Page
This is the frontispiece depicting an islander from John Millington Synge's, Tbe Aran Is­lands (Dublin: Mausel, 1906) in the Rare Book Collection at the Department of Spe­cial Collections of University of Notre Dame. The Aran Islands are a group of three is­lands in Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland. With the encouragement of William Butler Yeats, the author visited the islands and wrote about the primitive life and lan­guage of the inhabitants. The illustrations in this limited edition printing were hand-col­ored by William Yeats' brother, the noted painter Jack Butler Yates.