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Seeing Things by Seamus Heaney (Paperback, 2001)

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Seeing Things by Seamus Heaney

This collection of Seamus Heaney's work, especially in the vivid and surprising twelve-line poems entitled Squarings, shows he is ready to re-imagine experience and "to credit marvels".

The title poem, Seeing Things, is typical of the whole book. It begins with memories of an actual event, then moves towards the visionary while never relinquishing its feel for the textures and sensations of the world.

Translations of Virgil and Homer provide a prelude and a coda where motifs implicit in the earlier lyrics are given direct expression in extended narratives.

Journeys to underworlds and otherworlds correspond to the journeys made by poetic language itself.

'Reading these poems you feel what the first readers of, say, Keats's odes or Milton's 1645 collection must have felt - the peculiar excitement of watching a new masterwork emerge and take its permanent place in our literature.' John Carey, Sunday Times


 Paperback | 128 pages

 131 x 199 x 11mm | 155g


 Faber & Faber

 London, United Kingdom



ISBN10: 0571144691



Condition: Very Good

A vintage book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.