Station Island

Seamus Heaney

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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 forward to face the crises of the present. Writing in The Washington Post Book World, Hugh Kenner called this narrative sequence "as fine a long poem as we've had in fifty years."

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"Seamus Heaney is one of the most admired poets writing in English to have emerged in the last 20 years, and if you open 'Station Island' almost anywhere you will soon see why. Powerful images; compelling rhythms; a distinctive palette; phrases packed tight with meaning - Mr. Heaney has all the primary gifts of a poet."
--The New York Times
 
"Striking."
--Publishers Weekly

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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 received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.

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Station Island
Seamus Heaney

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
January 1986
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374519353
ISBN10: 0374519358
124 pages
$14.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466855793
ISBN10: 1466855797
128 pages
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