By (author) Seamus Heaney
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Station Island by Seamus Heaney
Book DescriptionThe title poem of this collection, Seamus Heaney's first after "Field Work" (1979), is set on an island that has been a site of pilgrimage in Ireland for over a thousand years. Heaney's pilgrim is on an inner journey and proceeds through a series of dream encounters which lead 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." It is preceded by a section of richly meditative lyrics ("Wry, spare, compressed, subtle, strange, they have a furtive intensity and exicitement." - Richard Ellmann, "The New York Review of Books" ), and leads naturally into a third group of poems, in which the poet's voice is at one with the voice of the legendary Sweeney, a king of Ulster whose story Heaney translated from the Irish.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374519353
Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1985
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Seamus Heaney
William Wordsworth, Hardback (May 2016)
Features a contemporary poet who selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the authors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature.
Aeneid, Hardback (March 2016)View all books by Seamus Heaney
In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, the author acknowledged the importance of the poem to his writing, noting that 'there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas' venture into the underworld. In this book, he brings the ancient poem back to life.
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Author Biography - Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.
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