Seamus Heaney (Text Only)

Seamus Heaney (Text Only)

by Helen Vendler
     
 

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A dazzling short assessment of the life and work of the poet and winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for literature.Among Heaney’s many published collections are ‘Death of a Naturalist’, ‘North’, ‘Field Work’, ‘Station Island’ and ‘Spirit Level’ (May 1996), which was that rarest of things: a collection

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A dazzling short assessment of the life and work of the poet and winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for literature.Among Heaney’s many published collections are ‘Death of a Naturalist’, ‘North’, ‘Field Work’, ‘Station Island’ and ‘Spirit Level’ (May 1996), which was that rarest of things: a collection of poetry that was also a bestseller. Yet despite his popularity, Heaney’s poetry can be difficult and intractable, not least because it is linked to two rich literary traditions, the English and the Irish.Helen Vendler is one of the finest literary critics writing today. First published in 2000, her book is the clear, explicatory work of criticism, relating the poet to his poetry, that Heaney deserves.

Helen Vendler is Professor of English and American Literature at Harvard University. She is the editor of The Faber Book of American Poetry (1990).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007400133
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/30/2012
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
404 KB

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Helen Vendler is Professor of English and American Literature at Harvard University. She is the editor of ‘The Faber Book of American Poetry’ (1990).

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