Vendler, Helen, 1933-
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
|提及的人：||Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney|
|描述：||xvi, 188 p. ; 21 cm.|
|内容：||1. Anonymities: Death of a Naturalist, Door into the Dark, Wintering Out --
2. Archaeologies: North --
3. Anthropologies: Field Work --
4. Alterities and Alter Egos: From Death of a Naturalist to Station Island --
5. Allegories: The Haw Lantern --
6. Airiness: Seeing Things --
7. An Afterwards: The Spirit Level.
Helen Vendler traces Heaney's invention as it evolves from his beginnings in Death of a Naturalist (1966) through his most recent volume, The Spirit Level (1996). In sections entitled "Second Thoughts," she considers an often neglected but crucial part of Heaney's evolving talent: self-revision. Here we see how later poems return to the themes or genres of the earlier volumes, and reconceive them in light of the poet's later attitudes or techniques Vendler surveys all of Heaney's efforts in the classical forms - elegy, genre-scene, sonnet, parable, confessional poem, poem of perception - and brings to light his aesthetic and moral attitudes.