Preoccupations: Selected Prose, 1968-1978 by SEAMUS HEANEYPreoccupations: Selected Prose, 1968-1978 by SEAMUS HEANEY

Preoccupations: Selected Prose, 1968-1978


Paperback | September 1, 1981

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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 on Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Robert Lowell, William Butler Yeats, John Montague, Patrick Kavanagh, Ted Hughes, Geoffrey Hill, and Philip Larkin.

Seamus Heaney was born in 1939 in Northern Ireland. His award-winning books of poetry include The Haw Lantern (FSG, 1987), Seeing Things (FSG, 1991), and The Spirit Level (FSG, 1996). A resident of Dublin, he has taught at Oxford and Harvard.
Title:Preoccupations: Selected Prose, 1968-1978Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:8.21 × 5.52 × 0.57 inShipping dimensions:8.21 × 5.52 × 0.57 inPublished:September 1, 1981Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374516502

ISBN - 13:9780374516505


Editorial Reviews

We should feel privileged when a poet admits us to his workshop, as Seamus Heaney seems to do in Preoccupations.