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North [Kindle Edition]

Seamus Heaney
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Book Description

In North Seamus Heaney found a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland - its people, history and landscape. Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience, and the idea of the north allows the poet to contemplate the violence on his home ground in relation to memories of the Scandinavian and English invasions which have marked Irish history so indelibly.


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"[Heaney's] awareness of a wider social world . . . reaches its culmination in "North" (1975), a deservedly famous volume that [Helen] Vendler regards as 'one of the crucial poetic interventions of the 20th century, ' ranking with Eliot's "Prufrock," Wallace Stevens' "Harmonium," and Frost's "North of Boston" in 'its key role in the history of modern poetry.'" --Michiko Kakutani, " The New York Times"

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North, by Seamus Heaney, is an intensely worked and deep account of the people, history and landscape of Ireland, from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 143 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Poetry; Reprint edition (22 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IK84CY
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #158,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland in 1939. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966 and since then he has published poetry, criticism and translations - including Beowulf (1999) - which established him as one of the leading poets of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. District and Circle (2006), his eleventh collection, was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize. Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008. In 2009 he received the David Cohen Prize for Literature. His twelfth collection of poetry, Human Chain, was published in 2010.

Seamus Heaney died in Dublin on August 30th, 2013

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The birth of Heaney the master

3 Feb. 2000

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Heaney's effortless appropriation of bog-bodies continues through this remarkable volume. Putting Northern Irish politics inside the framework of Northern European history, Heaney fetishises the dead in order to reappraise the living.
His voice has become mature, considered, reflective; he manages to avoid the cliched "cashing in" which Northern Irish poets are ocassionally accused of. As he says himself in "Exposure";
I am neither internee nor informer;
An inner emigre, grown long-haired
And thoughtful.
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The book is required reading for an English course. It was in excellent condition and I'm looking forward to studying it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 31 Dec. 2013
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Demonstrates how effectively a poet can explain contemporary issues through historical lessons and by not succumbing to a simplistic political propagandising approach
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