Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2016

272 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474401661

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Seamus Heaney

An Introduction

Richard Rankin Russell

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Includes sections on biography, historical, cultural and political contexts, poetry and other genres, as well as a concluding section on primary works and secondary criticism.
  • Pays special attention to the marriage of form and content in the poetry and how they work together to express subtle shades of meaning.
  • Offers close readings of Heaney's canonical poems throughout his career, including the early seminal poems such as 'Digging', the 'bog poems', and his many elegies, such as 'Casualty', 'Station Island', and 'Clearances'.
  • Draws on drafts of the poems and prose at the Heaney archives at Emory University and the National Library of Ireland.