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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (17 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571225845
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571225842
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The School Bag - edited by Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney as a companion to their enormously popular The Rattle Bag - is an exhilarating introduction for any student of poetry.

About the Author

Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966, and was followed by poetry, criticism and translations which established him as the leading poet of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and twice won the Whitbread Book of the Year, for The Spirit Level (1996) and Beowulf (1999). Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008; Human Chain, his last volume of poems, was awarded the 2010 Forward Prize for Best Collection. He died in 2013.

Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By RR Waller TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Sept. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Following on from their earlier success with an anthology - "The Rattle Bag" for Faber in 1982 - these two great friends and colleagues collaborated again with this rich selection of varied poetry, some "simple and basic", others "deep and thoughtful".
There is not much in the way of criticism or analysis, just a wonderful selection of poems and poets from two people who knew well what they were writing about and reading.
An excellent selection.
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11 of 21 people found the following review helpful By cougar@mountain.fsnet.co.uk on 13 Mar. 2001
Format: Paperback
Seamus and ted certaintly do not hesitate with exploring the most inner depths in this masterfully concocted collection of pure dreams! a real tribute to these astounding artists this book ranges the absolute 'simple' to the pensive while all the time creating a capturing text that can only leave the reader mesmerized in pure wonder with the intention to excavate poetry to the brim. wonderful, a triump, sheer genius.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lassie on 15 Oct. 2014
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nothing much about school
they have chosen a single poem from many many poets
so 'school ' is in the context of general learning
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By verity on 29 Dec. 2014
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1 of 31 people found the following review helpful By step on 23 Jan. 2013
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i thought this was a kids book. very disappointed that it was a big thick book. and that i actually paid for it
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