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Heaney, Seamus

Works: 24 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 641 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Epic poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR1583, 829.3
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Joyce, Yeats, and Wilde ( visu )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, and Richard Ellmann, a Goldsmith Professor at Oxford University, discuss the lives and works of Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats and James Joyce and share their own insights into these Irish literary greats
Seamus Heaney on the new Beowulf ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with Heaney about his recent translations of the epic poem Beowulf, the probable background of the bard who created the original, similarities between Old English and bits of Anglo-Saxon that still crop up in rural Ireland, and the importance of meter and alliteration in driving the poem. A reading of a passage from the new text and the old demonstrates the poetic affinity between them while underscoring the poem's timeless appeal
Robert Frost ( visu )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Explores the life and work of American poet Robert Frost. Includes narrations by Frost and Irish poet Seamus Heaney, combined with discussions and commentary by Richard Wilbur, Richard Poirier, and Joseph Brodsky. Designed for use in a television course on modern American poetry
Sweeney astray : a version from the Irish by Seamus Heaney( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 12 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
Advent parish programme by Seamus Heaney( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Beowulf by Francis Barton Gummere( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 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
Writers in education questionnaire annotated responses, and photographs by Alan Brownjohn( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Respondents include Dannie Abse, Kingsley Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Margaret Drabble, D.J. Enright, Michael Frayn, William Golding, W.S. Graham, Michael Hamburger, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Hinde, Ted Hughes, Dan Jacobson, Laurie Lee, Doris Lessing, Michael Longley, Olivia Manning, Stanley Middleton, Iris Murdoch, Piers Paul Read, C.H. Sisson, Stephen Spender, and Ted Walker
Beowulf : a new verse translation by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library 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
English (27)
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