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  • Crediting Poetryby Seamus Heaney

    The Gallery Press 2012; US$ 6.49

    The Nobel Lecture Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt the every day miracles and the living past'. Crediting Poetry is the first publication of the lecture he delivered at the Swedish Academy on 7 December 1995. more...

  • Crediting Poetryby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    Seamus Heaney's Nobel Lecture, captured here in Crediting Poetry , is a powerful defense of poetry as "the ship and the anchor" of our spirit within an ocean of violent, divisive politics and "world-sorrow." Beginning with the "creaturely existence" of his childhood in a thatched farmstead in rural County Derry, Heaney traces his path in "the wideness... more...

  • The Cure at Troyby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.90

    The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes . Written in the fifth century BC, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island of Lemnos and forgot about until the closing stages of the Siege of Troy. Abandoned because of a wounded foot, Philoctetes nevertheless... more...

  • Death of a Naturalistby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    Death of a Naturalist (1966) marked the auspicious debut of Seamus Heaney, a universally acclaimed master of modern literature. As a first book of poems, it is remarkable for its accurate perceptions and rich linguistic gifts. more...

  • District and Circleby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.90

    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 twenty-first century. In their haunted, almost visionary clarity, the poems assay the weight and worth of what has been held in the hand and in the memory. Images out of a childhood spent... more...

  • Door into the Darkby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    Door into the Dark , Seamus Heaney's second collection of poems, first appeared in 1969. Already his widely celebrated gifts of precision, thoughtfulness, and musicality were everywhere apparent. more...

  • Electric Lightby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    A powerful new 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 new collection travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical... more...

  • Field Workby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.90

    Field Work is the record of four years during which Seamus Heaney left the violence of Belfast to settle in a country cottage with his family in Glanmore, County Wicklow. Heeding "an early warning system to get back inside my own head," Heaney wrote poems with a new strength and maturity, moving from the political concerns of his landmark volume... more...

  • Finders Keepersby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 12.60

    Whether autobiographical, topical, or specifically literary, these writings circle the central preoccupying questions of Seamus Heaney's career: "How should a poet properly live and write? What is his relationship to be to his own voice, his own place, his literary heritage and the contemporary world?" Along with a selection from the poet's three... more...

  • The Government of the Tongueby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    In his volume of critical essays The Government of the Tongue , 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 gratifying nature of poetry itself. more...