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Seamus' list of books, films and music

Seamus Sweeney "reader"
 
Selected Poetry (Oxford World's Classics)
Selected Poetry (Oxford World's Classics)
"A wonderful collection - if only it featured the "Essay On Man""
Freedom And Its Betrayal: Six Enemies of Human Liberty
Freedom And Its Betrayal: Six Enemies of Human Liberty
"Essay on Joseph de Maistre is especially interesting, and rather disturbingly convincing..."
The Roots Of Romanticism
The Roots Of Romanticism
"Very readable - imagine being at these lectures. There's a wonderful compendium of wildly contradictory "what Romanticism was" type statements in the first essay..."
Futility ): A Revived Modern Classic (New Directions Paperbook, 718
Futility ): A Revived Modern Classic (New Directions Paperbook, 718
"Hilarious. Deserves to be as famous as Waugh."
Feet of Clay: Study of Gurus
Feet of Clay: Study of Gurus
"Anthony Storr is definitely the most lucid psyhiatrist-writer I've read - has a great gift for explaining simple concepts clearly and for recognising the limits of his profession"
The Witchdoctor of Chisale
The Witchdoctor of Chisale
"I know the author!"
Crome Yellow
Crome Yellow
"Before Huxley decided to devote himself to saving the world."
Metro-Land [DVD] [1973]
Metro-Land [DVD] [1973]
"Innocent, charming, funny, and poignant."
Real Presences
Real Presences
"An extraordinary book - quite densely argued and difficult to read but endlessly stimulating...."
Ordet [1954] [DVD]
Ordet [1954] [DVD]
"A really extraordinarily hypnotic movie. I would not recommend this to someone who has been recently bereaved however."
Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ancient Greek Philosophy but Didn't Know Who to Ask
Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ancient Greek Philosophy but Didn't Know Who to Ask
"featuring my deathless prose...."
In the Criminal's Cabinet: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction
In the Criminal's Cabinet: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction
".. and featuring my deathless fiction...."
Barber - Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op 24; Toccata Festiva, Op 24
Barber - Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op 24; Toccata Festiva, Op 24
"Knoxville: Summer of 1915 is a wonderful piece that deserves to be much better known - captures the wonder and poignancy of childhood summers"
Tarik O'Regan - VOICES
Tarik O'Regan - VOICES
"Choral music from a contemporary composer - don't let that put you off though!"
Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates
Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates
"Very thought provoking - go to www.badmedicine.co.uk to read my further thoughts on it!"
An Introduction to... Wagner 'the Flying Dutchman'
An Introduction to... Wagner 'the Flying Dutchman'
"Buy this with a performance of The Flying Dutchman for an accesible introduction to Wagner's most likeable and accessible opera..."
Tristan Und Isolde
Tristan Und Isolde
"A wonderful package, a wonderful performance - after The Flying Dutchman the next step in your Wagnerisation!"
Der Ring Des Nibelungen [14cd Box]
Der Ring Des Nibelungen [14cd Box]
"All of which leads one to the Daddy of them all. It's pretty awesome. Haven't heard this particular one but it has good reviews here..."
The Night of the Hunter [DVD] [1955]
The Night of the Hunter [DVD] [1955]
"Just watch it. An amazing film. The moment when Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish are singing together (just watch it, OK?) never fails to set my hairs standing on end"
The Balkan Trilogy: "Great Fortune", "Spoilt City" and "Friends and Heroes"
The Balkan Trilogy: "Great Fortune", "Spoilt City" and "Friends and Heroes"
"A great Anglo-Irish novelist, unjustly forgotten in Ireland. This is a wonderful evocation of the chaos of Romania and then Greece in WWII, along with an intimate portrait of a marriage"
The Levant Trilogy: "Danger Tree", "Battle Lost and Won" and "Sum of Things"
The Levant Trilogy: "Danger Tree", "Battle Lost and Won" and "Sum of Things"
"Following on from The Balkan Trilogy"
Troubles: Winner of the 2010 "Lost Man Booker Prize" for Fiction (New York Review Books Classics)
Troubles: Winner of the 2010 "Lost Man Booker Prize" for Fiction (New York Review Books Classics)
"The greatest Irish novel - and it is an Irish novel - I've ever read (full disclosure: I've read half of "Ulysses")"
The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics)
The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics)
"The Great Cham himself. Probably my favourite literary figure of all time - largely because there's something very human about his emotional directness, prejudices and enthusiasms."