Finders Keepers

Selected Prose 1971-2001
Product Number: EB00184001
Released: Feb 04, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781466864061
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Description

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 be to his own voice, his own place, his literary heritage and the contemporary world?" Along with a selection from the poet's three previous collections of prose (Preoccupations, The Government of the Tongue, and The Redress of Poetry), the present volume includes Heaney's finest lectures and a rich variety of pieces not previously collected in volume form, ranging from short newspaper articles to radio commentaries. In its soundings of a wide range of poets-Irish and British, American and Eastern European, predecessors and contemporaries-Finders Keepers is, as its title indicates, "an announcement of both excitement and possession."

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Author(s): Seamus Heaney
Original Publish Date: Feb 04, 2014

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