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Professing poetry : Seamus Heaney's poetics

Author: Michael Cavanagh
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nobel Prize winning Irish writer Seamus Heaney has been an ambitious critic as well as poet, publishing five books of literary criticism in the four decades of his career. This book surveys his critical essays, setting forth Heaneys poeticshis concept of what poetry should be and what its uses areand relating them to his practice as a poet.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cavanagh
ISBN: 9780813216713 0813216710 081321856X 9780813218564
OCLC Number: 276602383
Description: xv, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A poet professing : the work of Seamus Heaney's prose --
Defending poetry --
In the shadow of possum : T.S. Eliot and Seamus Heaney --
Meeting at midnight : Seamus Heaney and Robert Lowell --
Walking into the light : Dante and Seamus Heaney's second life --
Seamus Heaney returning --
Fighting off Larkin : Seamus Heaney and "Aubade" --
Tower and boat : Yeats and Seamus Heaney.
Responsibility: Michael Cavanagh.

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