Seamus Heaney and the Adequacy of Poetry

Seamus Heaney and the Adequacy of Poetry

by John Dennison


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198831198
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/18/2019
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Dennison, Director, Wellington Centre for Christian Studies

John Dennison was born in Sydney in 1978. He studied English and Classics at Victoria University of Wellington, and English and Theology at the University of Otago, before completing a PhD in English Literature at the University of St Andrews. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand, where he is associate Chaplain at the Anglican Chaplaincy, Victoria University, and Director of the Wellington Centre for Christian Studies. John Dennison is also the author of a collection of poems, Otherwise, published by Carcanet/Auckland University Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Idea of Adequacy
1. The Voices of My Education
2. Elements of Continuity
3. A Shift in Trust
4. Poetry is its Own Reality
5. To Construct Something upon which to Rejoice
6. The Humanist Wager
Epilogue: The Hint Half Guessed

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