Most widely held works about Seamus Heaney
Most widely held works by Seamus Heaney
Selected poems, 1966-1987 by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,401 libraries worldwide
A selection of poems by Irish poet Seamus Heaney, drawn from throughout the first twenty-one years of his career, from 1966 to 1987.
Beowulf : a new verse translation ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the end of the twentieth century, Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface. Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in Beowulf and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader.
The government of the tongue : selected prose, 1978-1987 by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
In this volume of critical essays, Seamus Heaney scrutinizes the poetry of many masterful poets. Throughout the collection, Heaney's gifts as a wise and genial reader are exercised with characteristic exactness, and we are reminded, above all, of the essentially gratifying nature of poetry itself. --Publisher.
The spirit level by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Multiple languages and held by 501 libraries worldwide
In this collection, as ever with Heaney, personal memory and humble domestic objects -- a whitewash brush, a sofa, a swing -- are endowed with talismanic significance, and throughout the collection he addresses his growing concerns, which inevitably include the political situation in his native Northern Ireland, in a poetry that never ceases to be fluid, alert, and completely truthful.
Beowulf ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
In his new verse translation of Beowulf, Irish poet Seamus Heaney has created a modern masterwork from one of Europe's most ancient texts.
Opened ground : poems, 1966-1996 by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
"Poems 1966-1996 comes as close to being a 'Collected Poems' as its author cares to make it. It replaces his New Selected Poems 1966- 1987, giving a fuller selection from each of the volumes represented there and adding large parts of those that have appeared since, together with examples of his work as a translator. The book concludes with 'Crediting Poetry', the speech with which Seamus Heaney accepted the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize in Literature, awarded to him, in the words of the Sweedish Academy of letters, for his 'works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth'. From the bookjacket.
North by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
38 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 316 libraries worldwide
The school bag ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
The Rattle bag : an anthology of poetry ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
A collection of more than 400 hundred poems from all around the world.
Seeing things by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Death of a naturalist by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
29 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and German and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Field work by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
25 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Preoccupations : selected prose 1968-1978 by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 libraries worldwide
The haw lantern by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 198 libraries worldwide
L'auteur, poète de l'Ulster, a su, dans une oeuvre où résonne l'écho du destin de l'île, faire de son univers personnel un élément de la mythologie nationale des Irlandais. Prix Nobel de littérature en 1995.
Electric light by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 198 libraries worldwide
New selected poems 1966-1987 by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Wintering out by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
25 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Finders keepers : selected prose, 1971-2001 by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of prose writings by twentieth-century Irish poet Seamus Heaney, including lectures, radio commentaries, autobiographical musings, and topical and literary essays.
Ireland : the living landscape by Tom Kelly ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
The redress of poetry by Seamus Heaney ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and German and held by 146 libraries worldwide
American poetry Audiobooks Audiobooks Authors, Irish Beowulf Bibliography Children's poetry, English Collections Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dante Alighieri,--1265-1321 Dragons Drama England English literature--Irish authors English poetry English poetry--Irish authors Epic poetry, English (Old) Films for the hearing impaired Frost, Robert,--1874-1963 Herbert, George,--1593-1633 Heroes Hill, Geoffrey History Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Interviews Ireland Irish poetry Joyce, James,--1882-1941 Larkin, Philip Literature Magh Rath, Battle of (Ireland : 637) Monsters Nationalism and literature Northern Ireland Pictorial works Poetry Poetry Poetry, Modern Poets, American Poets, Irish Political and social views Scandinavia Suibhne Geilt Television programs Translations Travel Walcott, Derek Wilde, Oscar,--1854-1900 Wordsworth, William,--1770-1850 Yeats, W. B.--1865-1939
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