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Heaney, Seamus 1939-2013

Works: 2,003 works in 4,159 publications in 11 languages and 91,300 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Epic poetry  Speeches 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Narrator, Performer, Signer, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Compiler, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Honoree, Lyricist
Classifications: PR6058.E2, 821.914
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Beowulf : a new verse translation by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )
57 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 5,128 libraries worldwide
Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the Sandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later from Grendel's mother. Drawn to its immense emotional credibility, Seamus Heaney gives the great epic convincing reality for the reader
Opened ground : selected poems, 1966-1996 by Seamus Heaney( Book )
35 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,216 libraries worldwide
Selected poems by the Nobel Prizewinning Irish poet are taken from Heaney's twelve previous collections and includes work published since 1987. This volume gathers the landmark poems from the poets twelve previous collections, & brings the reader up to date with the work published since 1987. Annotation. As selected by the author, Opened Ground includes the essential work from Heaney's twelve previous books of poetry, as well as new sequences drawn from two of his landmark translations, The Cure at Troy and Sweeney Astray, and several previously uncollected poems. Heaney's voice is like no other--"by turns mythological and journalistic, rural and sophisticated, reminiscent and impatient, stern and yielding, curt and expansive" (Helen Vendler, The New Yorker)--and this is a one-volume testament to the musicality and precision of that voice. The book closes with Heaney's Nobel Lecture: "Crediting Poetry
The spirit level by Seamus Heaney( Book )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,996 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
Station Island by Seamus Heaney( Book )
55 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,756 libraries worldwide
Contains the title poem, a section of meditative lyrics, and a third group of poems concerned with a king of Ulster, the legendary Sweeney
Field work : [poems] by Seamus Heaney( Book )
59 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,695 libraries worldwide
Electric light by Seamus Heaney( Book )
35 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,693 libraries worldwide
From the bestselling translator of "Beowulf" comes a new collection of short takes and conversational poems recollecting his childhood in Ireland
The redress of poetry by Seamus Heaney( Book )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 1,594 libraries worldwide
These lectures were delivered by Seamus Heaney while he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. In the first of them, Heaney discusses and celebrates poetry's special ability to redress spiritual balance and to function as a counterweight to hostile and oppressive forces in the world. He proceeds to explore how this 'redress' manifests itself in a diverse range of poems and poets, including Christopher Marlowe's 'Hero and Leander', 'The Midnight Court' by the eighteenth-century Irish poet Brian Merriman, John Clare's vernacular writing and Oscar Wilde's 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'. Several twentieth-century poets are also discussed - W.B. Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Elizabeth Bishop and others - and the whole book constitutes a vivid proof of the claim that 'poetry is strong enough to help'
Selected poems, 1966-1987 by Seamus Heaney( Book )
23 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,470 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
District and circle by Seamus Heaney( Book )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,469 libraries worldwide
Seamus Heaney's new collection starts "In an age of bare hands and cast iron" and ends as "The automatic lock / clunks shut" in the eerie new conditions of a menaced twenty-first century. In their haunted, almost visionary clarity, the poems assay the weight and worth of what has been held in the hand and in the memory. Images out of a childhood spent safe from the horrors of World War II - railway sleepers, a sledgehammer, the "heavyweight / Silence" of "Cattle out in rain"--Are colored by a strongly contemporary sense that "Anything can happen," and other images from the dangerous present - a journey on the Underground, a melting glacier - are fraught with this same anxiety. But District and Circle, which includes a number of prose poems and translations, offers resistance as the poet gathers his staying powers and stands his ground in the hiding places of love and excited language. In a sequence like "The Tollund Man in Springtime" and in several poems which "do the rounds of the district" - its known roads and rivers and trees, its familiar and unfamiliar ghosts - the gravity of memorial is transformed into the grace of recollection. With more relish and conviction than ever, Seamus Heaney maintains his trust in the obduracy of workaday realities and the mystery of everyday renewals. --Publisher
Human chain by Seamus Heaney( Book )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,416 libraries worldwide
Heaney's new collection elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, then and now, inside an intently remembered present--the stepping stones of the day, the weight and heft of what is passed from hand to hand, lifted and lowered
Seeing things by Seamus Heaney( Book )
41 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
Collection of poems whose themes deal with memories, textures, and senations of the world
North by Seamus Heaney( Book )
90 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,320 libraries worldwide
Finders keepers : selected prose, 1971-2001 by Seamus Heaney( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A selection of the best of three decades of writing about poetry, a celebration of the "tenacious curiosity" (Los Angeles Times) of the Nobel laureate. Whether autobiographical, topical, or specifically literary, these writings circle the central preoccupying questions of Seamus Heaney's career: "How should a poet properly live and write? What is his relationship to his own voice, his own place, his literary heritage, and the contemporary world?" Along with a selection from Heaney's three previous collections of prose (Preoccupations, The Government of the Tongue, and The Redress of Poetry), the present volume includes a rich variety of pieces not previously collected in books, ranging from formal lectures to radio commentaries about the rural Ireland of his childhood to illuminating reviews of his contemporaries. In its soundings of a wide range of poets-Irish and British, American and Eastern European, predecessors, fellows, and successors-Finders Keepers becomes, as its title heralds, "an announcement of both excitement and possession."
Sweeney astray : a version from the Irish by Seamus Heaney( Book )
44 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibne. Mad Sweeney undergoes a series of purgatorial adventures after he is cursed by a saint and turned into a bird at the Battle of Moira
Preoccupations : selected prose, 1968-1978 by Seamus Heaney( Book )
33 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
1. Blues of text, with author's autograph notes, dated 10/9/80. -2. Repros of text. - 3. Set of loose gatherings. - 4. Trial binding, with loose set of gatherings marked "Hand folded samples from Bloomsburg Craftsmen." The binding is marked "M.P. & Black B. G22, 10-13-80"--5. Bromides from Bloomsburg Craftsmen, Inc. - 6. Transmittal form from Haddon Craftsmen for four revised blues. - 7. Copy (xerox and typescript) for dustjacket and bibliography, with designer's notations. - 8. Repros and galley proofs for preliminary material, dustjacket, and bibliography. - 9. Trial dustjackets
Beowulf by Francis Barton Gummere( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
Presents a new translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic chronicling the heroic adventures of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior who saves his people from the ravages of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother
The burial at Thebes : a version of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus Heaney( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
Sophocles' play stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone defies his order, believing it her duty to bury all of her close kin. Enraged, Creon condemns her to death, and his soldiers wall her up in a tomb. In this new translation, Seamus Heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece, and inks it with his own modern and masterly touch
Death of a naturalist by Seamus Heaney( Book )
93 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
POETRY BY INDIVIDUAL POETS. Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests; snug as a gun. - from 'Digging'. With its lyrical and descriptive powers, Death of a Naturalist marked the auspicious debut of one of the century's finest poets
The haw lantern by Seamus Heaney( Book )
40 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
This collection of thirty-one poems is Seamus Heaney's first since Station Island. The Haw Lantern is a magnificent book that further extends the range of a poet who has always put his trust in the possibilities of the language
Homage to Robert Frost by Joseph Brodsky( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
Three modern poets look at Frost's work and legacy
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Alternative Names
Chēny, Seimous 1939-2013
Chini, Šejmas 1939-2013
Heaney S. 1939-
Heaney, Seamus
Heaney, Seamus 1939-
Heaney, Seamus 1939-2013
Heaney, Seamus Justin.
Heaney, Seamus Justin 1939-2013
Heaney, Seasmus 1939-2013
Hini, S̆ejmas 1939-2013
Khini, Sheĭmas 1939-2013
Khini, Shiemas, 1939-2013
Seamus Heaney irischer Schriftsteller und Literatur-Nobelpreisträger
Seamus Heaney Irlandes a mannaniw ken mannurat
Seamus Heaney poeta irlandês
Seamus Heaney poeta irlandzki
Séamus Heaney poeta nordirlandese
Seamus Heaney poète irlandais
Seamus Heaney toneelschrijver uit Ierland (1939-2013)
Šeimuss Hīnijs
Šejmus Hini
Şeymas Hini
Σέιμους Χίνι
Хини Ш. 1939-
Хини Ш. Дж. 1939-
Хини, Шеймас
Хини, Шеймас 1939-
Шеймас Гіні
Шеймас Хини ирландский поэт
Шеймъс Хийни
Шејмус Хини
Шэймас Гіні
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היני, שיימוס, 1939-2013
שיימוס היני
שיימוס היני סופר אירי
سیماس ہینی
سیمس ہنی
سەاموس حەانەی
شيموس هيني
شیموس هینی
सेमस हेनी
শেমাস্‌ হীনি
ਸੇਮਸ ਜਸਟਿਨ ਹੇਨੀ
సీమస్ హీనీ
ഷീമസ് ഹീനി
셰이머스 히니
히니, 셰이머스 1939-
히니, 셰이머스 저스틴 1939-
ヒーニー, シェイマス
ヒーニー, シェーマス
希尼, 西默斯
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