By (author) Seamus Heaney
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Station Island by Seamus Heaney
The title of this book is Station Island and is written by author Seamus Heaney. The book Station Island is published by Faber & Faber. The ISBN of this book is 9780571133024 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Station Island by Seamus Heaney.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780571133024
(198mm x 132mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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.
UK Kirkus Review » With this narrative sequence, first published in the mid-1980s, the Nobel laureate's verse shed the clotted and difficult tone of his early work in favour of lyricism and accessibility. The island of the title has been a site of pilgrimage for a thousand years, but the poet is journeying inwards, towards the creative source of his consciousness. Figures met along the way include Dante and Joyce, and ghosts closer to Heaney's life. Not since Yeats has an Irish poet occupied such a pivotal position in the life Ireland and the future direction of poetry. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966, and was followed by poetry, criticism and translations which established him as the leading poet of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and twice won the Whitbread Book of the Year, for The Spirit Level (1996) and Beowulf (1999). Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008; Human Chain, his last volume of poems, was awarded the 2010 Forward Prize for Best Collection. He died in 2013.
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