Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney: Poet, Critic, Translator collects twelve new essays and aims to comprehensively represent the abundance and variety of both Heaney's writing and scholarship on Heaney's writing. Attention is given not only to Heaney's poetry - something previous collections have tended to privilege - but also to his translations and his prose. The essays foreground Heaney's internationalism and the complementary international interest in his writing. Contributors include critics and poets from America, Britain, ...

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Overview

Seamus Heaney: Poet, Critic, Translator collects twelve new essays and aims to comprehensively represent the abundance and variety of both Heaney's writing and scholarship on Heaney's writing. Attention is given not only to Heaney's poetry - something previous collections have tended to privilege - but also to his translations and his prose. The essays foreground Heaney's internationalism and the complementary international interest in his writing. Contributors include critics and poets from America, Britain, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230003422
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,349,799
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

ASHBY BLAND CROWDER is Peace Professor of English, American Literature, and Humanities at Hendrix College in Arkansas. He is author of a twice award-winning biography of William Humphrey, Wakeful Anguish (2004), editor of Far From Home, the Selected Letters of William Humphrey (2007), and editor of volume XIII of the Ohio Browning Edition (1995). He was U.S. Fulbright Professor at the University of Lodz in Poland (2005-6).
JASON DAVID HALL is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter. He is the author of articles and chapters on Seamus Heaney's poetry and is completing a monograph of Heaney titled Embedded Poetics. He is an assistant editor of the jourbanal Clues and contributes to a variety of literary encyclopaedias and companions.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—A.B.Crowder & J.D.Hall
• Seamus Heaney and the Modern Irish Elegy—S.Regan
• Poems without Frontiers: Poetic Reception and Political Possibility in the Work of Seamus Heaney—R.Rankin Russell
• "A Meaning Made of Trees": The Unwriting of a Symbol—C.McKenna
• Reading Heaney Reading—S.Burris
• Heaney and the Functions of Prose—M.Baron
• The "Upward Waft": The Influence of Frost and Eliot on Heaney's Later Phase—D.Ross
• The Way via Warsaw: Seamus Heaney and Post-War Polish Poets—J.Jarniewicz
• The Cure at Troy: Sophocles or Heaney?—P.Turbaner
• Putting a Bawn into Beowulf—A.Finlay
• Remember Everything': Things Past in Station Island—J.Brooker
• "The cure by poetry that cannot be coerced': Text, Canon and Context in Electric Light—R.Moi
• Literary Allusions, Appropriations and Assimilations—B.Hardy
• Index

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