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Heaney, Seamus 1939-2013

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Works: 1,701 works in 4,300 publications in 13 languages and 99,231 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  Narrative poetry  Literary criticism  Lectures  Drama  History  Illustrated works  Essays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Performer, Dedicatee, Signer, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Bibliographic antecedent, Compiler, Artist, wpr, Lyricist, Honoree
Classifications: PR6058.E2, 821.914
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Beowulf : a new verse translation by Seamus Heaney( Book )
97 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 5,319 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 spirit level by Seamus Heaney( Book )
49 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,085 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 )
57 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,827 libraries worldwide
Collection of poems by Heaney set on an island which has been a site of pilgrimage in Ireland for over a thousand years. His pilgrim is on an inner journey and proceeds through a series of encounters which lead him back into the which which first formed him and then forward to face the crises of the present. The long poem is preceded by a section of meditative lyrics that leads into a group of poems in which the poet's voice is at one with the voice of the legendary Sweeney, a King of Ulster, Ireland of the Buile Suibhne Geilt
Electric light by Seamus Heaney( Book )
51 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,738 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 )
34 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,691 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'. Seve
District and circle by Seamus Heaney( Book )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Danish and held by 1,540 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
Seeing things by Seamus Heaney( Book )
43 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,503 libraries worldwide
Collection of poems whose themes deal with memories, textures, and sensations of the world
Human chain by Seamus Heaney( Book )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,453 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
North by Seamus Heaney( Book )
95 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,423 libraries worldwide
"With this new collection Seamus Heaney has found a myth which allows him to articulate a vision of Ireland -its people, history, and landscape- and which gives the book direction, cohesion and cumulative power. Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience, and the idea of the northallows the poet to contemplate the violence on his home ground in relation to memorries of the Scandinavian and English invasions which have marked Irish history so indelibly."
Finders keepers : selected prose, 1971-2001 by Seamus Heaney( Book )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,347 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."
The haw lantern by Seamus Heaney( Book )
44 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 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
The burial at Thebes : a version of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus Heaney( Book )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,240 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\
Sweeney astray : a version from the Irish by Seamus Heaney( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,225 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
Homage to Robert Frost by Joseph Brodsky( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
Three modern poets look at Frost's work and legacy
Poems, 1965-1975 by Seamus Heaney( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
Poems from Heaney's four collections that are no longer available in the United States: "Death of a naturalist" (1966), "Door into the dark" (1969), "Wintering out" (1972) and "North" (1975). Seven poems that appeared in the original edition of "Death of a naturalist" are not included in this volume
Death of a naturalist by Seamus Heaney( Book )
96 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
First volume of poems by Seamus Heaney
The rattle bag by Seamus Heaney( Book )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
A collection of more than 400 hundred poems from all around the world
Beowulf by Francis Barton Gummere( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 980 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
Opened ground : selected poems, 1966-1996 by Seamus Heaney( Book )
51 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 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'."
Door into the dark by Seamus Heaney( Book )
79 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 libraries worldwide
Door into the Dark, Heaney's second collection of poems, first appeared in 1969. Already his widely celebrated gifts of precision, thoughtfulness, and musicality were everywhere apparent. 1972
 
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Alternative Names
Chēny, Seimous 1939-2013
Chini, Šejmas 1939-2013
Heaney S.
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 Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer
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)
Séamus Ó hÉannaí
Šeimuss Hīnijs
Šejmus Hini
Şeymas Hini
Σέιμους Χίνι
Хини Ш
Хини Ш. 1939-
Хини Ш. Дж
Хини Ш. Дж. 1939-
Хини, Шеймас
Хини, Шеймас 1939-
Шеймас Гіні
Шеймас Хини
Шеймас Хини ирландский поэт
Шеймъс Хийни
Шејмус Хини
Шэймас Гіні
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היני, שיימוס
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, 세이머스 1939-
히니, 셰이머스 1939-
히니, 셰이머스 저스틴 1939-
シェイマス・ヒーニー
ヒーニー, シェイマス
ヒーニー, シェーマス
些馬斯軒尼
希尼, 西默斯
谢默斯·希尼
Languages
English (1,141)
Italian (16)
Polish (5)
Catalan (5)
Dutch (3)
German (2)
Swedish (2)
Japanese (1)
Danish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
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