Crediting Poetry: The Nobel Lecture [NOOK Book]

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His Nobel Lecture offers a powerful defense of poetry as "the ship and the anchor" of our spirit within an ocean of violent, divisive world politics.
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Crediting Poetry: The Nobel Lecture

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Overview

His Nobel Lecture offers a powerful defense of poetry as "the ship and the anchor" of our spirit within an ocean of violent, divisive world politics.
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Library Journal
In his 1995 Nobel lecture, Heaney speaks earnestly about the role of poetry in everyday lifeit must be "not only a surprising variation played upon the world, but a retuning of the world itself"an instrument of shock by which the perception of reality is set right, or at least set anew. Certainly Heaney's own poetry aspires to this goal, assisted by the cobblestone physicality of Irish speech ("And the train tore past with the stoker yelling/ Like a balked king from his iron chariot") and the tragic, almost surreal political climate of Northern Ireland. His latest collection draws on the past-personal, historical, mythicto articulate an innocence recollected in bitter knowledge, prefigurings of a present discerned only in hindsight. Vivid sounds and smells of childhood compete with acrid reminders of yesterday's truck bombing ("Two Lorries") or drive-by assassination ("Keeping Going"). Nothingnot even memoryHeaney implies, is truly safe, and there is "No such thing/ as innocent/ bystanding"; nevertheless, he strives to create the balance that poetry makes possible, defined in his Nobel lecture as touching "the base of our sympathetic nature while taking in at the same time the unsympathetic reality of the world to which that nature is constantly exposed." The reader's challenge is not to be carried helplessly forward by random events but to take sides, to risk the exposureof conscience, of valuesthat Heaney risks as poet and to bear the best of what's discovered there into a refigured world. Both books are recommended for most poetry collections.Fred Muratori, Cornell Univ. Lib., Ithaca, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466855663
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 1/13/2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 53
  • Sales rank: 757,461
  • File size: 104 KB

Meet the Author



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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