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Selected Poems 1965 - 1975 Paperback – 20 Oct 1980


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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; First Thus edition (20 Oct 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571116175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571116171
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 333,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. G. Strand on 6 Nov 2012
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I'll dig with it ..with these words Heaney closed his first poem, in his first published collection in 1966 which helped make his reputation as a major poet in the English language. He has contuinued 'to dig' so entertainingly ever since , with his 'squat pen'. Why is this? For me, the visual simplicity of his style ranks him alongside ,modern poets of the stature of W C Williams. A style of short poetry,so often in triplet, quatrain and quintain form brings a succinctness of thought which combined with the commonplace themes leaves an indelible impression on the reader. None more so perhaps, than the evocative 'Mid-Term Break' which so defines Heaney's poetic dna of these early collections and compares so favourably with Tennyson's short masterpiece 'Crossing the bar'. This selection, from the first six of the poet's collections published from 1966 through to 1975 is fully representative ,of Heaney's terse, succinct reflective verse ,including a longer sequenced poem of fishing exampled in 'a Lough Neagh Sequence'. The only down side, selected poem collections are inevitably editorially representative in some way and thus are never a satisfying substitute for reading each collection itself to the serious poetry afficionado.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. Bagenal on 12 April 2013
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Interesting book. It was heavily annotated which made it interesting, as I have to use it in GCSE coursework and exam.
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