Sweeney Astray

Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466855800
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Sweeney Astray is Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibne. Its hero, Mad Sweeney, undergoes a series of purgatorial adventures after he is cursed by a saint and turned into a bird at the Battle of Moira. Heaney's translation not only restores to us a work of historical and literary importance but offers the genius of one of our greatest living poets to reinforce its claims on the reader of contemporary literature.

Sweeney Astray

Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Singapore Books
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Gedicht over een Ierse koning, die door een vloek in een vogel veranderd wordt. Gebaseerd op een middeleeuws Iers gegeven.

Electric Light

Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466855525
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A powerful new collection by the bestselling translator of Beowulf. In the finland of perch, the fenland of alder, on air That is water, on carpets of Bann stream, on hold In the everything flows and steady go of the world. --from "Perch" Seamus Heaney's new collection travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical world and revisiting the poet's childhood: rural electrification and the light of ancient evenings are reconciled within the orbit of a single lifetime. This is a book about origins (not least, the origins of words) and oracles: the places where things start from, the ground of understanding -- whether in Arcadia or Anahorish, the sanctuary at Epidaurus or the Bann valley in County Derry. Electric Light ranges from short takes to conversation poems. The pre-Socratic wisdom that everything flows is held in tension with the elegizing of friends and fellow poets. These gifts of recollection renew the poet's calling to assign things their proper names; once again Heaney can be heard extending his word hoard and roll call in this, his eleventh collection.

Sweeney S Flight

Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374272197
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Thirty-four exceptional photographs by Giese of Northern Ireland, which Heaney has matched with extracts and quotations from Sweeney Astray, revised especialy for this book. Heaney has written a preface to this joint work, and the second half contains the complete revised poem.

Stepping Stones

Author: Dennis O'Driscoll
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374269831
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An account of the life and work of the renowned contemporary poet charts his experiences before and after winning the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature while discussing the artistic and ethical challenges he faced during the years of the Ulster Troubles.

Station Island

Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466855797
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The title poem of this collection, set on an Irish island, tells of a pilgrim on an inner journey that leads him back into the world that formed him, and then forward to face the crises of the present. Writing in The Washington Post Book World, Hugh Kenner called the narrative sequence in Seamus Heaney's Station Island "as fine a long poem as we've had in fifty years."

The Haw Lantern

Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 146685572X
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This collection of thirty-one poems is Seamus Heaney's first since Station Island. The Haw Lantern is a magnificent book that further extends the range of a poet who has always put his trust in the possibilities of the language.

Seamus Heaney And Medieval Poetry

Author: Conor McCarthy
Publisher: DS Brewer
ISBN: 9781843841418
Size: 71.79 MB
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First examination of the use made by Seamus Heaney of medieval poetry in his translations and adaptations, including the acclaimed Beowulf.

Door Into The Dark

Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466864087
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Door into the Dark, Seamus Heaney's second collection of poems, first appeared in 1969. Already his widely celebrated gifts of precision, thoughtfulness, and musicality were everywhere apparent.