Description - 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.
(198mm x 128mm x 6mm)
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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. His translation of Virgil's Aeneid Book VI was published posthumously in 2016 to critical acclaim.