Seamus Heaney

Overview

This New Casebook on Seamus Heaney follows the astonishingly rapid growth of a literary reputation. 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 book 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 general readers of poetry, academics...

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Overview

This New Casebook on Seamus Heaney follows the astonishingly rapid growth of a literary reputation. 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 book 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 general readers of poetry, academics and students at school and university.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312165031
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Series: New Casebooks
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - General Editors' Preface - Introduction; M.Allen - Growing Up: Review of Death of a Naturalist; C.Ricks - A Slow North-East Wind: Review of North; C.C.O'Brien - 'Inner Emigre' or 'Artful Voyeur'? Seamus Heaney's North; E.Longley - Seamus Heaney: The Timorous and the Bold; S.Deane - Representation in Modern Irish Poetry; E.Hughes - The Mouth, the Meal and the Book: Review of Field Work; C.Ricks - Review of Field Work; T.Eagleton - Writing a Bare Wire: Station Island; N.Corcoran - The Government of the Tongue; S.Heaney - The Sign of the Cross: Review of The Government of the Tongue; T.Docherty - 'Pap for the Dispossessed': Seamus Heaney and the Poetics of Identity; D.Lloyd - 'Bog Queens': The Representation of Women in the Poetry of John Montague and Seamus Heaney; P.Coughlan - Anna-; or Postmodernism, Landscape, Seamus Heaney; T.Docherty - The Distance Between: Seamus Heaney; S.Smith - Paradigms of Possibility: Seamus Heaney; R.Kirkland - Further Reading - Notes on Contributors - Index

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