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    DescriptionWidely regarded as the finest poet of his generation, Seamus Heaney is the subject of numerous critical studies; but no book-length portrait has appeared until now. Through his own lively and eloquent reminiscences, "Stepping Stones" retraces the poet's steps from his early works, through to his receipt of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature and his post-Nobel life. It is supplemented with a large number of photographs, many from the Heaney family album and published here for the first time. In response to firm but subtle questioning from Dennis O'Driscoll, Seamus Heaney sheds a personal light on his work (poems, essays, translations, plays) and on the artistic and ethical challenges he faced, providing an original, diverting and absorbing store of reflections, opinions and recollections.


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    Title
    Stepping Stones
    Subtitle
    Interviews with Seamus Heaney
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dennis O'Driscoll
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571242535
    ISBN 10: 0571242537
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000, POE005020, LIT004120
    DC22: 821.914
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25720
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000, BIO012000
    Thema V1.0: DSBH, DSC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps, ports.
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Poetry
    Publication date
    06 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dennis O'Driscoll's previous publications include New and Selected Poems (2004), a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation, and Reality Check (2007). He is editor of The Bloodaxe Book of Poetry Quotations (2006), author of a collection of essays and reviews, Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams (2001), and a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney(2008). He works as a civil servant in Dublin.
    Review quote
    Praise for "Stepping Stones""" “This really is a remarkable book. There isn’t a dull, vapid or useless sentence in it; it’s about what it is to be human, as much as it is about what it is to be a poet.” —Nicholas Lezard, "The Guardian"“["Stepping Stones"] is a Heaney word horde that will not be surpassed for some time . . . [It] will be seized on by students of the work as well as the common reader . . . [Heaney] is intensely present within these pages—still surprising, still defying ‘the merciless landscapes’ with generosity, courage and joy.” —Bel Mooney, "The Times "(London)“[An] important book-length interview, designed to serve in lieu of a memoir . . . Dennis O’Driscoll [is] an excellent poet and critic, and a deeply informed and probing interviewer of his longtime friend.” —Adam Kirsch, "The New Republic"“"Stepping Stones "succeeds on many levels, and O’Driscoll