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The Spirit Level: Poems - Seamus Heaney
The Spirit Level: Poems
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The Spirit Level was the first book of poems Heaney published after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Reviewing this book in The New York Times Book Review, Richard Tillinghast noted that Heaney "has been and is here for good . . . [His poems] will last. Anyone who reads poetry has... show more
The Spirit Level was the first book of poems Heaney published after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Reviewing this book in The New York Times Book Review, Richard Tillinghast noted that Heaney "has been and is here for good . . . [His poems] will last. Anyone who reads poetry has reason to rejoice at living in the age when Seamus Heaney is writing."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374525118 (0374525110)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
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Domhnall
Domhnall rated it
5.0 The Spirit Level
I have been working steadily through Heaney’s poetry in order of publication and this collection builds very comfortably on his previous work. His use of language is exquisite, especially when describing everyday situations, as in his description of a bricklayer at work in the poem 'Damsen'. Over ...
Domhnall
Domhnall rated it
5.0 The Spirit Level
I have been working steadily through Heaney’s poetry in order of publication and this collection builds very comfortably on his previous work. His use of language is exquisite, especially when describing everyday situations, as in his description of a bricklayer at work in the poem 'Damsen'. Over ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.5 Wow
I have to admit, even as I hate doing it, that the only Heaney I have read prior picking up this book is his translation of Beowulf. To say that the poems in this collection are good would be correct. They are bag of Irish life, ancient myth, and family life. It is the Irish ones ...
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