Seamus Heaney

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This New Casebook follows the astonishingly rapid growth of a literary reputation, culminating in the winning of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. Using reviews as well as extended academic essays, it presents a debate to which the poet himself has made influential critical contributions, and which changes direction with the publication of each new volume of poems. In particular, the Casebook shows how a wide range of contemporary theoretical approaches have been brought into play as Heaney has become ...
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This New Casebook follows the astonishingly rapid growth of a literary reputation, culminating in the winning of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. Using reviews as well as extended academic essays, it presents a debate to which the poet himself has made influential critical contributions, and which changes direction with the publication of each new volume of poems. In particular, the Casebook shows how a wide range of contemporary theoretical approaches have been brought into play as Heaney has become increasingly central for readers, students, and critics of contemporary poetry.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312165024
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Series: New Casebooks Series
  • Pages: 291
  • Product dimensions: 5.61 (w) x 8.71 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
General Editors' Preface
Introduction 1
1 Growing Up: Review of Death of a Naturalist 21
2 A Slow North-east Wind: Review of North 25
3 'Inner Emigre' or 'Artful Voyeur'? Seamus Heaney's North 30
4 Seamus Heaney: The Timorous and the Bold 64
5 Representation in Modern Irish Poetry 78
6 The Mouth, the Meal and the Book: Review of Field Work 95
7 Review of Field Work 102
8 Writing a Bare Wire: Station Island 107
9 The Government of the Tongue 129
10 The Sign of the Cross: Review of The Government of the Tongue 147
11 'Pap for the Dispossessed': Seamus Heaney and the Poetics of Identity 155
12 'Bog Queens': The Representation of Women in the Poetry of John Montague and Seamus Heaney 185
13 Ana-; or Postmodernism, Landscape, Seamus Heaney 206
14 The Distance Between: Seamus Heaney 223
15 Paradigms of Possibility: Seamus Heaney 252
Further Reading 266
Notes on Contributors 271
Index 274
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