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Author: Seamus Heaney; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
Publisher: New York, New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979. ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collection centers on a sonnet sequence set in Glanmore, where the poet lived for four years after having left the turbulence of Belfast in 1972. Also includes love poems and elegies--in memory of Francis Ledwidge, Robert Lowell, and Sean O'Riada, among others--as well as a translation of 'Cantos XXXII' and XXXIII' from Dante's 'Inferno'."--Front flap, dust jacket
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Poems
Authors' inscriptions (Provenance)
Poetry genre
Named Person: Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seamus Heaney; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
ISBN: 0374154821 9780374154820 0374516200 9780374516208
OCLC Number: 5353257
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Issued in dust jacket
"First published in 1979 by Faber and Faber Limited"--Verso, title page
"First American printing, 1979"--title verso.
"Copyright © 1976, 1979 by Seamus Heaney. ... Printed in the United States of America."--Verso, title page
"The quotation from Dante, 'Purgatorio', used in 'The strand at Lough Beg', is taken from the Penguin translation by Dorothy L. Sayers (1955). 'Elegy' and 'Leavings' appeared in a limited edition from Deerfield Press. 'Glanmore sonnets' were published by Charles Seluzicki under the title 'Hedge school' (Janus Press)."--Page 9
Description: 65 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Oysters --
Triptych. I. After a killing ; II. Sibyl ; III. At the water's edge --
The Toome road --
A drink of water --
The strand at Lough Beg --
A postcard from North Antrim --
Casualty --
The badgers --
The singer's house --
The guttural muse --
In memoriam Sean O'Riada --
Elegy --
Glanmore sonnets --
September song --
An afterwards --
High summer --
The otter --
The skunk --
Homecomings --
A dream of jealousy --
Polder --
Field works --
Song --
Leavings --
The harvest bow --
In memoriam Francis Ledwidge --
Ugolino.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Seamus Heaney.

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Collection centers on a sonnet sequence set in Glanmore, where the poet lived for four years after having left the turbulence of Belfast in 1972. Also includes love poems and elegies--in memory of Francis Ledwidge, Robert Lowell, and Sean O'Riada, among others--as well as a translation of 'Cantos XXXII' and XXXIII' from Dante's 'Inferno'."--Front flap, dust jacket

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