Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney
Keith Barnes
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Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include Opened Ground, Electric Light, Beowulf, The Spirit Level, District and Circle, and Finders Keepers. Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats."


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Seamus Heaney reads a poem by Ted Hughes, plus one of his own

"Listen to this poetry reading to hear Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney read ""The Thought-Fox,"" a poem by Ted Hughes, and then read one of his own poems, ""Postscript."" Born in Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney is one of the leading poets of his generation. Learn more about poet Seamus Heaney and find his poetry collections at http://us.macmillan.com/author/seamusheaney-author Read about poet Ted Hughes and find his books at http://us.macmillan.com/author/tedhughes-author"

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Seamus Heaney reads his poem "Tears"

"Listen to this poetry reading to hear Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney read his poem ""Tears."" Seamus Heaney was born in Northern Ireland. He has published poetry, criticism, and translations that have established him as one of the leading poets of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Listen to this poetry reading and then learn more about poet Seamus Heaney and find his poetry collections at http://us.macmillan.com/author/seamusheaney-author"

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Door into the Dark

Seamus Heaney
Faber and Faber, Inc.

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


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Death of a Naturalist

Seamus Heaney
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Death of a Naturalist (1966) marked the auspicious debut of a universally acclaimed master of modern literature. As a first book of poems, it is remarkable...


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Selected Poems, 1966-1987

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This selection of poems, as chosen by the author, provides a retrospective view of the achievement of one of the most highly regarded and eagerly read writers...


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The Haw Lantern

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This collection of thirty-one poems is Seamus Heaney's first since Station Island. The Haw Lantern is a magnificent book that further extends the range of a...


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Crediting Poetry

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Seamus Heaney's Nobel Lecture is a powerful defense of poetry as "the ship and the anchor" of our spirit within an ocean of violent, divisive politics and...


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Human Chain

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011Winner of the 2011 Griffin Poetry PrizeWinner of the 2011 Poetry Now AwardSeamus Heaney’s new collection elicits...


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Field Work

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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,...


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District and Circle

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

 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...


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The Rattle Bag

Edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes
Faber and Faber, Inc.

The Rattle Bag is an anthology of poetry (mostly in English but occasionally in translation) for general readers and students of all ages and backgrounds....


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Finders Keepers

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

A selection of the best of three decades of writing about poetry, a celebration of the “tenacious curiosity” (Los Angeles Times) of the Nobel...


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Electric Light

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The powerful 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...


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Opened Ground

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

As selected by the author, Opened Ground includes the essential work from Heaney's twelve previous books of poetry, as well as new sequences drawn from two of...


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Homage to Robert Frost

Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Three of our generation's greatest poets explore the misconceptions and mythologies that surround Robert Frost.


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The Spirit Level

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The Spirit Level was the first book of poems Heaney published after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Reviewing this book in The New York Times...


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The Redress of Poetry

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Seamus Heaney defines the title of this work of criticism as follows: "To redress poetry is to know and celebrate it for its forcibleness as itself . . . not...


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Seeing Things

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Seeing Things (1991), as Edward Hirsch wrote in The New York Times Book Review, "is a book of thresholds and crossings, of losses balanced by marvels, of...


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The Cure at Troy

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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,...


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The Government of the Tongue

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

In this volume of critical essays, Seamus Heaney scrutinizes the poetry of many masterful poets. Throughout the collection, Heaney's gifts as a wise and genial...


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Station Island

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The title poem of this collection, set on an Irish island, tells of a pilgrim on an inner journey that leads him back into the world that formed him, and then...


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Sweeney Astray

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Sweeney Astray is Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibne. Its here, Mad Sweeney, undergoes a series of purgatorial adventures after he...


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North

Seamus Heaney
Faber and Faber, Inc.

With this collection, first published in 1975, Heaney located a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland--its people, history, and...


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Poems, 1965-1975

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

This volume gathers nearly all of the poems from Heaney's first four collections: Death of a Naturalist (1966), Door into the Dark (1969), Wintering Out...


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Preoccupations

Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's first collection of prose, Preoccupations, begins with a vivid account of his early years on his father's farm in Northern...


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