The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney
Edited by Bernard O'Donoghue
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Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney by Bernard O'Donoghue
Book DescriptionSeamus Heaney is a unique phenomenon in contemporary literature, as a poet whose individual volumes (such as his Beowulf translation, and individual volumes of poems such as Electric Light and District and Circle) have been high in the bestseller lists for decades. Since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, he has come to be considered one of the most important English language poets in the world. This Companion gives an overview of his career and of his reception in Ireland, England and around the world. Its distinguished contributors offer detailed readings of his major publications, in poetry, prose and translation. The essays further explore the central themes of his poetry, his relations with other writers, and his prose writing. Designed for students, this volume will also have much to interest and inform the general reader and admirer of Heaney's unique poetic voice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521547550
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bernard O'Donoghue
Seasons of Cullen Church, Hardback (July 2016)
Bernard O'Donoghue is the author of six poetry collections, including Gunpowder (1995), winner of the Whitbread/Costa prize, and Farmers Cross, which was shortlisted for both the T S Eliot and the Forward prizes in 2011. This collection poems movingly animates the characters of his childhood in County Cork.
Reading Chaucer's Poems, Hardback (August 2015)
The author is rightly regarded as the Father of English Literature. His observant wit, his narrative skill and characterization, his linguistic invention, have been a well from which the language's greatest writers have drawn: Shakespeare, Pope, Austen, Dickens among them. This book tells his story.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Paperback (November 2013)
Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic stories of northern Europe, filled with heroes, dragons, trolls, dwarves and magic. He was hugely influential for his advocacy of Beowulf as a great work of literature and, even if he had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Farmers Cross, Paperback (June 2011)» View all books by Bernard O'Donoghue
Brings together meditations on exile and belonging, travel and home, and honours many friends and loved ones along the way. This book features the poems that frequently recall the south-west Ireland of the author's childhood.
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Author Biography - Bernard O'Donoghue
Bernard O'Donoghue is Fellow of Wadham College and University Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford.
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