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The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney, Paperback / softback Book

The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney Paperback / softback

Edited by Bernard (Wadham College, Oxford) O'Donoghue

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series


Seamus Heaney is a unique phenomenon in contemporary literature, as a poet whose individual volumes (such as his Beowulf translation, and individual volumes of poems such as Electric Light and District and Circle) have been high in the bestseller lists for decades.

Since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, he has come to be considered one of the most important English language poets in the world.

This Companion gives an overview of his career and of his reception in Ireland, England and around the world.

Its distinguished contributors offer detailed readings of his major publications, in poetry, prose and translation.

The essays further explore the central themes of his poetry, his relations with other writers, and his prose writing.

Designed for students, this volume will also have much to interest and inform the general reader and admirer of Heaney's unique poetic voice.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 262 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: poetry & poets
  • ISBN: 9780521547550



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