Sweeney Astray

A Version from the Irish

Seamus Heaney

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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 is cursed by a saint and turned into a bird at the Battle of Moira. Heaney's translation not only restores to us a work of historical and literary importance but offers the genius of one of our greatest living poets to reinforce its claims on the reader of contemporary literature.

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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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Sweeney Astray
A Version from the Irish
Seamus Heaney

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
April 1985
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374518943
ISBN10: 0374518947
5 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 96 pages
$12.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466855809
ISBN10: 1466855800
96 pages
$8.56
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