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Burial at Thebes

Seamus Heaney

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Burial at Thebes

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Commissioned to mark the centenary of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2004, The Burial at Thebes is Seamus Heaney's new verse translation of Sophocles' great tragedy, Antigone - whose epony...

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Wintering Out

Seamus Heaney

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Wintering Out

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'Seamus Heaney has gone beyond the themes of his earlier poetry and has made the giant step towards the most ambitious, most intractable themes of maturity. The power of this book comes from ...

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Redress of Poetry

Seamus Heaney

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Redress of Poetry

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These lectures were delivered by Seamus Heaney while he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. In the first of them, Heaney discusses and celebrates poetry's special ability to redress ...

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North

Seamus Heaney

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North

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In North Seamus Heaney found a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland - its people, history and landscape. Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from diffe...

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Opened Ground

Seamus Heaney

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Opened Ground

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This volume is a much-needed new selection of Seamus Heaney's work, taking account of recent volumes and of the author's work as a translator, and offering a more generous choice from prev...

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Haw Lantern

Seamus Heaney

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Haw Lantern

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Widely and justly celebrated for his flawless handling of the lyric, Seamus Heaney is here shown venturing into new imaginative territory. Poems exploring the theme of loss, and in particular a s...

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Sweeney Astray

Seamus Heaney

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Sweeney Astray

Seamus Heaney

Sweeney Astray is Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibhne - the first complete translation since 1913. Its hero, Mad Sweeney, undergoes a series of purgatorial advent...

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Electric Light

Seamus Heaney

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Electric Light

Seamus Heaney

Electric Light travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical world, revisiting the poet's childhood: rural electrification and the light of ancient evenings are reconci...

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Seeing Things

Seamus Heaney

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Seeing Things

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This collection of Seamus Heaney's work, especially in the vivid and surprising twelve-line poems entitled "Squarings", shows he is ready to re-imagine experience and "to credit ...

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Station Island

Seamus Heaney

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Station Island

Seamus Heaney

The title poem from this collection is set on an island that has been a site of pilgrimage in Ireland for over a thousand years. A narrative sequence, it is an autobiographical quest concerned wi...

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Field Work

Seamus Heaney

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Field Work

Seamus Heaney

At the centre of this collection, which includes groups of elegies and love poems, there is a short sonnet sequence which concentrates themes apparent elsewhere in the book: the individual's r...

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Government of the Tongue

Seamus Heaney

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Government of the Tongue

Seamus Heaney

The title, The Government of the Tongue, carries suggestions of both monastic discipline and untrammelled romanticism, and is meant to raise an old question about the rights and status of poetic u...

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Finders Keepers

Seamus Heaney

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Finders Keepers

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Finders Keepers is a gathering of Seamus Heaney's prose of three decades. Whether autobiographical, topical or specifically literary, these essays and lectures circle the central preoccupying...

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Human Chain

Seamus Heaney

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Human Chain

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney's new collection elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, then and now, inside an intently remembered present - the stepping stones of t...

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Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables

Seamus Heaney

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Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables

Seamus Heaney

The greatest of the late medieval Scottish makars, Robert Henryson wrote in Lowland Scots, a distinctive northern version of English. He was profoundly influenced by Chaucer's vision of the fr...

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Spirit Level

Seamus Heaney

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Spirit Level

Seamus Heaney

'An irresistibly coherent book which celebrates the rising and the raising of the human spirit.' Michael Hofmann, The Times'If any poetry written today can have this 'redemptive ef...

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Beowulf

Seamus Heaney

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Beowulf

Seamus Heaney

Composed towards the end of the first millennium, the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is one of the great Northern epics and a classic of European literature. In his new translation, Seamus Heaney has pr...

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Death of a Naturalist

Seamus Heaney

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Death of a Naturalist

Seamus Heaney

Between my finger and my thumbThe squat pen rests; snug as a gun. -- from 'Digging'With its lyrical and descriptive powers, Death of a Naturalist marked th...

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District and Circle

Seamus Heaney

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District and Circle

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Seamus Heaney's new collection starts 'in an age of bare hands and cast iron' and ends 'as the automatic lock / clunks shut' in the eerie new conditions of a menaced twentieth-...

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New Selected Poems 1966-1987

Seamus Heaney

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New Selected Poems 1966-1987

Seamus Heaney

This volume contains a selection of work from each of Seamus Heaney's published books of poetry up to and including the Whitbread prize-winning collection, The Haw Lantern (1987).'His is &...

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