Tinkers synge and the cultural history of the irish traveller 1st edition kindle edition by. Tinkers synge and the cultural history of the irish traveller by mary burke oxford and new york oxford university press 2010 isbn 978 0 19 956646 4. The history of the irish minority traveller community is not analogous to that of the tinker a europe wide underworld fantasy created by 16th century british and continental rogue literature that came to be seen as an irish character alone as english became dominant in ireland by the revival the tinker represented bohemian pre celtic aboriginality functioning as the cultural . Hence what she sees as the need to trace the cultural history of the travellers first back to the revival when tinkers became the embodiment of exotic indigeneity and then to the views of post partition irish writers who looked at jm synge as an exemplar either to subvert or emulate
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