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Title:
The poetry of Seamus Heaney
Author:
Kennedy-Andrews, Elmer, 1948-
Publication Information:
New York : Columbia University Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
191 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note:
"First published in the Icon critical guides series in 1998 by Icon Books Ltd."--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780231119269

9780231119276
Format :
Book

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In this collection of critical responses to Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney's poetry, Elmer Andrews presents the debates surrounding the poet's work and popular appeal. The writings gathered in this "Columbia Critical Guide" clarify and explore issues of cultural identity and nationality, as well as debates on the power of language and the function of verse. Beginning with Heaney's early collection, "Death of a Naturalist," the guide reviews and contextualizes material on successive volumes (including 1996's "The Spirit Level"), so that students of Heaney's verse will find an accessible pathway through the most important critical writings on this major poet.


Summary

In this collection of critical responses to Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney's poetry, Elmer Andrews presents the debates surrounding the poet's work and popular appeal. The writings gathered in this Columbia Critical Guide clarify and explore issues of cultural identity and nationality, as well as debates on the power of language and the function of verse. Beginning with Heaney's early collection, Death of a Naturalist, the guide reviews and contextualizes material on successive volumes (including 1996's The Spirit Level), so that students of Heaney's verse will find an accessible pathway through the most important critical writings on this major poet.


Author Notes

Elmer Andrews teaches at the University of Ulster


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Chapter 1 Heaney and the Anglo-American Canonp. 7
Chapter 2 Place, Identity, Languagep. 40
Chapter 3 Poetry and Politicsp. 80
Chapter 4 Gender, Colonialism, Nationalismp. 120
Chapter 5 Powers of Earth and Visions of Airp. 142
Bibliographyp. 176
Introductionp. 5
Chapter 1 Heaney and the Anglo-American Canonp. 7
Chapter 2 Place, Identity, Languagep. 40
Chapter 3 Poetry and Politicsp. 80
Chapter 4 Gender, Colonialism, Nationalismp. 120
Chapter 5 Powers of Earth and Visions of Airp. 142
Bibliographyp. 176

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