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Seamus Heaney : the crisis of identity

Author: Floyd Collins
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than most contemporary poets, Seamus Heaney's work reflects a search for personal and cultural identity, a desire to come to terms with his own unique heritage. In this study, Floyd Collins develops a model of crisis that proves an apt tool for assessing Seamus Heaney's poetic career." "In his assessment of Heaney's literary influences, Collins establishes the crisis of identity as a palpable reality for such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Floyd Collins
ISBN: 0874138051 9780874138054
OCLC Number: 50803135
Description: 246 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The crisis of identity and the development of a poetic consciousness --
Heaney's response to the troubles : history, myth, and the bog poems --
Field work and Station Island : a door into the light --
A poetics of transcendence --
Epilogue : Beowulf and electric light.
Responsibility: Floyd Collins.

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This book traces Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's development as a poet, from his first book of poetry through his most recent, Electric Light. Each chapter examines a particular phase of Heaney's  Read more...

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