Seamus Heaney and Medieval Poetry

Seamus Heaney and Medieval Poetry

by Conor McCarthy
     
 

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First examination of the use made by Seamus Heaney of medieval poetry in his translations and adaptations, including the acclaimed Beowulf.See more details below

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First examination of the use made by Seamus Heaney of medieval poetry in his translations and adaptations, including the acclaimed Beowulf.

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All medievalists will, no doubt, appreciate the main theses of this fine, well-researched, and well-crafted (both inside and out) book. EOLAS Conor McCarthy's brilliantly erudite and refreshingly unpretentious book, Seamus Heaney and Medieval Poetry, teaches us to read Heaney's Beowulf not as distinct from the rest of his work, but thoroughly integrated within it. Heaney, McCarthy shows, has practised a lifelong habit of translating from, adapting, alluding to and transfusing medieval poetry in his own work. TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

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ISBN-13:
9781843842064
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
0.43(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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