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Author Russell, Richard Rankin,
Title Seamus Heaney : an introduction / Richard Rankin Russell.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
2016

Author Russell, Richard Rankin,
Subject Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013 -- Literary style.
English literature -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Poetry -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Ethics in literature.
Religion and literature -- Northern Ireland.
Politics and literature -- Northern Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Ireland -- In literature.
Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- Life and contexts -- Burrowing and bogs : early poems, Death of a naturalist, Door into the dark, Wintering out, North -- Reading the ground and the sky : field work, Station Island, The Haw lantern -- Radiance : Seeing things, The Spirit level, Electric Light -- Return : District and circle, Human chain, and late uncollected poetry -- Prose, drama, and translations.
Summary The first detailed introduction to the entirety of Seamus Heaney's work. This study will enable readers to gain clearer understanding of the life and major works of Seamus Heaney. It considers literary influences on Heaney, ranging from English poets such as Wordsworth, Hughes, and Auden to Irish poets such as Kavanagh and Yeats to world poets such as Virgil and Dante. It shows how Heaney was closely attuned to poetry's impact on daily life and current events even as he articulated a convincing apologia for poetry's own life and integrity. Discussing Heaney's deep immersion in Irish Catholicism, this book demonstrates how faith influenced his belief system, poetry and politics. Finally, it also considers how deeply Heaney's artistic endeavours were intertwined with politics in Northern Ireland, especially through his embrace of constitutional nationalism but rejection of physical force republicanism. Key Features. Includes sections on biography, historical, cultural and political contexts, poetry and other genres, as well as a concluding section on primary works and secondary criticism Pays special attention to the marriage of form and content in the poetry and how they work together to express subtle shades of meaning Offers close readings of Heaney's canonical poems throughout his career, including the early seminal poems such as Digging, the A²bog poems', and his many elegies, such as Casualty, Station Island, and Clearances Draws on drafts of the poems and prose at the Heaney archives at Emory University and the National Library of Ireland This study will enable readers to gain clearer understanding of the life and major works of Seamus Heaney. It considers literary influences on Heaney, ranging from English poets such as Wordsworth, Hughes, and Auden to Irish poets such as Kavanagh and Yeats to world poets such as Virgil and Dante. It shows how Heaney was closely attuned to poetry's impact on daily life and current events even as he articulated a convincing apologia for poetry's own life and integrity. Discussing Heaney's deep immersion in Irish Catholicism, this book demonstrates how faith influenced his belief system, poetry and politics. Finally, it also considers how deeply Heaney's artistic endeavours were intertwined with politics in Northern Ireland, especially through his embrace of constitutional nationalism but rejection of physical force republicanism.
ISBN 9781474401678 (electronic bk.)
1474401678 (electronic bk.)
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9781474401661
ISBN/ISSN 9781474401661
OCLC # 981589185
Additional Format Print version: 9781474401661 147440166X (OCoLC)945749530


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