North

Poems

Seamus Heaney

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With this collection, first published in 1975, Heaney located a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland--its people, history, and landscape--and which gave his poems direction, cohesion, and cumulative power. In North, the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience, and the idea of the north allows the poet to contemplate the violence on his home ground in relation to memories of the Scandinavian and English invasions which have marked Irish history so indelibly.

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"[Heaney's] awareness of a wider social world . . . reaches its culmination in North (1975), a deservedly famous volume that [Helen] Vendler regards as 'one of the crucial poetic interventions of the 20th century,' ranking with Eliot's Prufrock, Wallace Stevens' Harmonium, and Frost's North of Boston in 'its key role in the history of modern poetry.'" --Michiko Kakutani, 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...
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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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North
Poems
Seamus Heaney

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Faber & Faber
Faber and Faber, Inc.
January 1985
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780571108138
ISBN10: 057110813X
4 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 73 pages
$13.95

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Faber & Faber
Faber and Faber, Inc.
January 2014
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ISBN: 9781466864092
ISBN10: 1466864095
73 pages
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