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Seamus Heaney and the classics : Bann Valley muses

Seamus Heaney and the classics : Bann Valley muses

Author: S J Harrison
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The death in 2013 of Seamus Heaney is an appropriate point to honour the great Irish poet's major contribution to classical reception in modern poetry. This is the first volume to be wholly dedicated  Read more...


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Named Person: Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S J Harrison
ISBN: 9780198805656 0198805659
OCLC Number: 1134643192
Description: 288 p. : ill.
Contents: FrontmatterList of FiguresList of Contributors1: Stephen Harrison and Fiona Macintosh: Introduction2: Oliver Taplin: Boustrophedon between Hellas and Home3: Neil Corcoran: Antaeus on the Move4: Rowena Fowler: Heaney and Hesiod5: Rosie Lavan: Mycenae Lookout' and the Example of Aeschylus6: Lucy Pitman-Wallace: A Door into the Dark: Staging The Burial at Thebes7: Helen Eastman: Ancient Greek Sailors with Twentieth-Century Metaphors (and Pan-Chronic Trousers): Directing Seamus Heaney's The Cure at Troy8: Michael Parker: Speaking Truth to Power: Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes and the Poetry of Redress9: Marianne McDonald: Seamus Heaney: An Irish Poet Mines the Classics10: Bernard O'Donoghue: Heaney, Yeats, and the Language of Pastoral11: Peter McDonald: Weird Brightness' and the Riverbank: Seamus Heaney, Virgil, and the Need for Translation12: Rachel Falconer: Heaney and Virgil's Underworld Journey13: Kathleen Riley: The Forewarned Journey Back': Katabasis as Nostos in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney14: Edith Hall: Paving and Pencilling: Heaney's Inscriptions in J. W. Mackail's Translation of the Aeneid15: Stephen Harrison: Heaney as Translator: Virgil and Horace16: Lorna Hardwick: Epilogue: Heaney's Classical GroundEndmatterBibliographyIndex of Works of Seamus Heaney CitedIndex of Classical Works CitedGeneral Index
Responsibility: ed. by Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, and Helen Eastman.


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The first full examination of the Irish poet's rich contribution to the field of classical reception ... This rich volume provides an excellent handbook for the teaching of Heaney's classical Read more...

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