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The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney

The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney

Author: Bernard O'Donoghue

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521838825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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An up-to-date overview of Heaney's career thus far, with detailed readings of all his major publications.

The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets

The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets

Author: Gerald Dawe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108420358

Category: Literary Criticism

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A fresh, accessible and authoritative study that conveys the richness and diversity of Irish poets, their lives and times.

The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry

The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry

Author: Matthew Campbell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521012457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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In the last fifty years Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature, writing about love and sexuality, violence and history, country and city. This book provides a unique introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, but also introduces the reader to significant precursors like Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, and vital contemporaries and successors: among others, Thomas Kinsella, Paul Muldoon and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill. Readers will find discussions of Irish poetry from the traditional to the modernist, written in Irish as well as English, from both North and South. This Companion, the only book of its kind on the market, provides cultural and historical background to contemporary Irish poetry in the contexts of modern Ireland but also in the broad currents of modern world literature. It includes a chronology and guide to further reading and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.

Seamus Heaney as Aesthetic Thinker

Seamus Heaney as Aesthetic Thinker

Author: Eugene O'Brien

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815653721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Seamus Heaney’s unexpected death in August 2013 brought to completion his body of work, and scholars are only now coming to understand the full scale and importance of this extraordinary career. The Nobel Prize–winning poet, translator, and playwright from the North of Ireland is considered the most important Irish poet after Yeats and, at the time of his death, arguably the most famous living poet. For this reason, much of the scholarship to date on Heaney has understandably focused on his poetry. O’Brien’s new work, however, focuses on Heaney’s essays, book chapters, and lectures as it seeks to understand how Heaney explored the poet’s role in the world. By examining Heaney’s prose, O’Brien teases out a clearer understanding of Heaney’s sense of the function of poetry as an act of public intellectual and ethical inquiry. In doing so, O’Brien reads Heaney as an aesthetic thinker in the European tradition, considering him alongside Heidegger, Derrida, Lacan, and Adorno. Studying Heaney within this theoretical and philosophical tradition sheds new and useful light on one of the greatest creative minds of the twentieth century.

Seamus Heaney and Society

Seamus Heaney and Society

Author: Rosie Lavan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198822974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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In the course of Seamus Heaney's career he assumed roles across education, journalism, and broadcasting, as well as poetry. Seamus Heaney and Society presents a comprehensive and dynamic new engagement with one of the most celebrated poets of the modern period, appreciating how his work as a poet was shaped by his work as a teacher, lecturer, critic, and public figure.0Seamus Heaney and Society draws on a range of archival material in order to revive the network of associations within which Heaney's work was written, published, and circulated. Mindful of the various spheres of his career, it assesses his achievements and status in Ireland, Britain, and the United States through newspapers, magazines, radio and television programmes, and manuscript drafts of key writings now held in the National Library of Ireland. Through asserting the significance of the cultural, institutional, and historical circumstances of Heaney's writing life it offers a re-examination of the writer in public, the social lives of the work of art, and the questions of obligations and responsibility which Heaney confronted throughout his career. 0Throughout, Seamus Heaney and Society addresses the nature and singularity of poetry and the ways in which these qualities are asserted, challenged, and sustained in Heaney's work. It demonstrates that despite the cultural standing and the scholarship that already surrounds his writing there is still a great deal to learn about, and to learn from, Seamus Heaney.

The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes

The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes

Author: Terry Gifford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521197526

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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Explores the life, work and literary significance of the late Poet Laureate.

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Author: Richard Rankin Russell

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474401685

Category: Poetry

Page: 312

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The first detailed introduction to the entirety of Seamus Heaneys workThis study will enable readers to gain clearer understanding of the life and major works of Seamus Heaney. It considers literary influences on Heaney, ranging from English poets such as Wordsworth, Hughes, and Auden to Irish poets such as Kavanagh and Yeats to world poets such as Virgil and Dante. It shows how Heaney was closely attuned to poetry's impact on daily life and current events even as he articulated a convincing apologia for poetry's own life and integrity. Discussing Heaney's deep immersion in Irish Catholicism, this book demonstrates how faith influenced his belief system, poetry and politics. Finally, it also considers how deeply Heaney's artistic endeavours were intertwined with politics in Northern Ireland, especially through his embrace of constitutional nationalism but rejection of physical force republicanism.Key FeaturesIncludes sections on biography, historical, cultural and political contexts, poetry and other genres, as well as a concluding section on primary works and secondary criticismPays special attention to the marriage of form and content in the poetry and how they work together to express subtle shades of meaningOffers close readings of Heaney's canonical poems throughout his career, including the early seminal poems such as Digging, the abog poems, and his many elegies, such as Casualty, Station Island, and ClearancesDraws on drafts of the poems and prose at the Heaney archives at Emory University and the National Library of Ireland

Seamus Heaney’s Regions

Seamus Heaney’s Regions

Author: Richard Rankin Russell

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268091811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Regional voices from England, Ireland, and Scotland inspired Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel prize-winner, to become a poet, and his home region of Northern Ireland provided the subject matter for much of his poetry. In his work, Heaney explored, recorded, and preserved both the disappearing agrarian life of his origins and the dramatic rise of sectarianism and the subsequent outbreak of the Northern Irish “Troubles” beginning in the late 1960s. At the same time, Heaney consistently imagined a new region of Northern Ireland where the conflicts that have long beset it and, by extension, the relationship between Ireland and the United Kingdom might be synthesized and resolved. Finally, there is a third region Heaney committed himself to explore and map—the spirit region, that world beyond our ken. In Seamus Heaney’s Regions, Richard Rankin Russell argues that Heaney’s regions—the first, geographic, historical, political, cultural, linguistic; the second, a future where peace, even reconciliation, might one day flourish; the third, the life beyond this one—offer the best entrance into and a unified understanding of Heaney’s body of work in poetry, prose, translations, and drama. As Russell shows, Heaney believed in the power of ideas—and the texts representing them—to begin resolving historical divisions. For Russell, Heaney’s regionalist poetry contains a “Hegelian synthesis” view of history that imagines potential resolutions to the conflicts that have plagued Ireland and Northern Ireland for centuries. Drawing on extensive archival and primary material by the poet, Seamus Heaney’s Regions examines Heaney’s work from before his first published poetry volume, Death of a Naturalist in 1966, to his most recent volume, the elegiac Human Chain in 2010, to provide the most comprehensive treatment of the poet’s work to date.

外国文学经典生成与传播研究(第七卷)当代卷(上)

外国文学经典生成与传播研究(第七卷)当代卷(上)

Author: 吴笛总主编

Publisher: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.

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Category: Literary Criticism

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本书主要以较为宏观的视野探究重要国家和地区的文学经典或重要流派文学经典的生成与传播。在对经典化与经典性等命题进行审视的同时,力图从“摆渡人”这一隐喻出发,论证当代作家坚守诗意精神的两大使命,即“命名当下的现实和体验”以及“连接过去、现在与未来”,并藉此勾勒出经典生成之路。