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  • Human Chainby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99

    Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include Opened Ground , Electric Light , Beowulf , The Spirit Level , District and Circle , and Finders Keepers . Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats." more...

  • Northby Seamus Heaney

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 8.99

    With this collection, first published in 1975, Heaney located a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland--its people, history, and landscape--and which gave his poems direction, cohesion, and cumulative power. In North , the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience,... more...

  • Poems, 1965-1975by Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    Poems, 1965-1975 gathers nearly all of the poems from Seamus Heaney's first four collections: Death of a Naturalist (1966), Door into the Dark (1969), Wintering Out (1972), and North (1975). more...

  • Seeing Thingsby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    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 translations from the Aeneid and the Inferno , this book offers several poems about... more...

  • The Spirit Levelby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99

    In The Spirit Level , as ever with Seamus Heaney, personal memory and humble domestic objects -- a whitewash brush, a sofa, a swing -- are endowed with talismanic significance, and throughout the collection he addresses his growing concerns, which inevitably include the political situation in his native Northern Ireland, in a poetry that never ceases... more...

  • Station Islandby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. more...

  • Sweeney Astrayby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 12.99

    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... more...

  • Travellersby George Mackay Brown

    John Murray 2014; Not Available

    These unknown and sometimes unexpected poems by the Orcadian master have all his characteristic simplicity and power. In these poems readers will find new ideas previously unexplored, but they will also find those qualities that made George Mackay Brown different from anyone else. more...

  • Following A Larkby George Mackay Brown

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    George Mackay Brown was one of the greatest Scottish writers of the twentieth century. A prolific poet, admired by such fellow poets as Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney, he was also an accomplished novelist and a master of the short story. He died at the age of 74 on 13 April 1996. more...

  • Women In Love: Heroines In Verseby David Hopkins

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    This unique anthology presents depictions of female figures in a wide range of English verse - narrative, dramatic and lyric, original and translated - from the Middle Ages to the late nineteenth century. The emphasis is on the variety of women's reactions to the passion of love - whether joyful, idealizing, horrified, deceitful, resigned, noble, curious,... more...