Field Work

Field Work : Poems

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Field Work is the record of four years during which Seamus Heaney left the violence of Belfast to settle in a country cottage with his family in Glanmore, County Wicklow. Heeding an early warning system to get back inside my own head, Heaney wrote poems with a new strength and maturity, moving from the political concerns of his landmark volume North to a more personal, contemplative approach to the world and to his own writing. In Field Work he brings a meditative music to bear upon fundamental themes of person and place, the mutuality of ourselves and the world (Denis Donoghue, The New York Times Book Review).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 137 x 203 x 5mm | 91g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0374531390
  • 9780374531393
  • 411,337

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"A superb book, the most eloquent and far-reaching book [Heaney] has written, a perennial poetry offered at a time when many of us have despaired of seeing such a thing." --The New York Times
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About Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include Opened Ground, Electric Light, Beowulf, The Spirit Level, District and Circle, and Finders Keepers. Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the most important Irish poet since Yeats.
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