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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

·3.5·201,632 Ratings
“ And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? ” ― Rumi
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  • The Spirit Level

    ·4.15·631 Ratings
    The poems in Seamus Heaney's collection The Spirit Level keep discovering the possibilities of 'a new beginning' in all kinds of subjects and circumstances. What is at stake, in poem after poem, is the chance of buoyancy and balance, physical, spiritual a
  • Finders Keepers: Selected Prose, 1971-2001

    ·4.14·107 Ratings
    Whether autobiographical, topical, or specifically literary, these writings circle the central preoccupying questions of Seamus Heaney's career: "How should a poet properly live and write? What is his relationship to be to his own voice, his own place, hi
  • The Haw Lantern

    ·4.09·227 Ratings
  • Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996

    ·4.25·4,884 Ratings
    In "Digging", the first poem in Opened Ground, Heaney likens his pen to both spade and gun. With these metaphors in place, he makes clear his difficult poetic task: to delve into the past, both personal and historic, while remaining ever mindful of the po
  • Seeing Things: Poems

    ·4.14·459 Ratings
    Seeing Things (1991), as Edward Hirsch wrote in The New York Times Book Review, "is a book of thresholds and crossings, of losses balanced by marvels, of casting and gathering and the hushed, contrary air between water and sky, earth and heaven." Along wi
  • Poems, 1965-1975

    ·4.22·290 Ratings
    This volume gathers nearly all of the poems from Heaney's first four collections: Death of a Naturalist (1966), Door into the Dark (1969), Wintering Out (1972), and North (1975).
  • Door Into the Dark: Poems

    ·4.04·193 Ratings
    "Door into the Dark," Heaney's second collection of poems, first appeared in 1969. Already his widely celebrated gifts of precision, thoughtfulness, and musicality were everywhere apparent.
  • Wintering Out

    ·4.09·158 Ratings
    'Seamus Heaney has gone beyond the themes of his earlier poetry and has made the giant step towards the most ambitious, most intractable themes of maturity. The power of this book comes from a sense that he is reaching out towards a type of desolation and
  • Electric Light

    ·3.94·305 Ratings
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