Station Island by SEAMUS HEANEYStation Island by SEAMUS HEANEY

Station Island


Paperback | 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 this narrative sequence "as fine a long poem as we've had in fifty years."

Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.
Title:Station IslandFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:124 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.29 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.29 inPublished:January 1, 1986Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374519358

ISBN - 13:9780374519353


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great collection Great collection from a mater poet. There are three sections - independent lyrics, the "Station Island" sequence, and a sequence connected to the Sweeney myth.
Date published: 2017-01-21

Editorial Reviews

"Seamus Heaney is one of the most admired poets writing in English to have emerged in the last 20 years, and if you open 'Station Island' almost anywhere you will soon see why. Powerful images; compelling rhythms; a distinctive palette; phrases packed tight with meaning - Mr. Heaney has all the primary gifts of a poet." -The New York Times

"Striking." -Publishers Weekly