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Field Work

by Seamus Heaney

|This title releases March 28, 2017

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Seamus Heaney was 'the greatest poet of our age' ( Guardian ). From his remarkable debut in 1966, he pioneered the poetry of our times across five decades of cultural and political change, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Field Work , his…
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The powerful 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 collection…

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In this volume of critical essays, Seamus Heaney scrutinizes the poetry of many masterful poets. Throughout the collection, Heaney's gifts as a wise and genial reader are exercised with characteristic exactness, and we are reminded, above all, of the essentially…
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"The Cure at Troy" is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' "Philoctetes." The play, written in the fifth century BC, sets before us the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island of Lemnos and forgot about until the…
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Three of our generation's greatest poets explore the misconceptions and mythologies that surround Robert Frost.
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A melancholy masterpiece from one of the greatest poets of the century In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid , Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into…
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Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's first collection of prose, Preoccupations , begins with a vivid account of his early years on his father's farm in Northern Ireland and his coming of age as a student and teacher in Belfast. Subsequent essays include critical work…

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W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) was not only Ireland's greatest poet but one of the most influential voices in world literature in the twentieth century. His extraordinary work, in the words of this volume's editor Seamus Heaney, encourages us 'to be more resolutely…

Station Island

by Seamus Heaney

|January 1, 1986

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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…

Rattle Bag

by Seamus Heaney

|April 26, 2005

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Edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, and conceived of as a collection of their own favourite poems, The Rattle Bag has established itself as the classic anthology of our time. Heaney and Hughes have brought together an inspired and diverse selection, ranging…

Poems

by Seamus Heaney

|January 1, 1984

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This volume gathers nearly all of the poems from Heaney's first four collections: "Death of a Naturalist" (1966), "Door into the Dark" (1969), "Wintering Out" (1972), and "North" (1975).
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Seeing Things (1991), as Edward Hirsch wrote in The New York Times Book Review , "is a book of thresholds and crossings, of losses balanced by marvels, of casting and gathering and the hushed, contrary air between water and sky, earth and heaven." Along with…