Field Work

Poems

Seamus Heaney

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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, County Wicklow. Heeding “an early warning system to get back inside my own head,” Heaney wrote poems with a new strength and maturity, moving from the political concerns of his landmark volume North to a more personal, contemplative approach to the world and to his own writing. In Field Work he “brings a meditative music to bear upon fundamental themes of person and place, the mutuality of ourselves and the world” (Denis Donoghue, The New York Times Book Review).

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"A superb book, the most eloquent and far-reaching book [Heaney] has written, a perennial poetry offered at a time when many of us have despaired of seeing such a thing."
--The New York Times

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Celebrating the Life and Work of Seamus Heaney | Work in Progress
Seamus Heaney’s death last week left a rift in our lives, and in poetry, that won’t easily be mended. A Nobel Laureate, a devoted husband, a sharp translator, a beloved friend, and the big-hearted leader of the “Government of the Tongue,” Seamus was a poet of conscience...
- FSG's Work in Progress


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Seamus Heaney

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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Field Work
Poems
Seamus Heaney

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Nobel Prize For Literature

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
March 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374531393
ISBN10: 0374531390
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 80 pages
$13.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 2014
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ISBN: 9781466855694
ISBN10: 146685569X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 80 pages
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