Opened Ground (Seamus Heaney)

Opened Ground (Seamus Heaney)

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Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996

Seamus Heaney

ISBN 9780571194933

  • EDITION

    Faber & Faber, 1998

    130 x 198 mm, Softcover

    480pp

  • CONDITION

    Dustjacket: N/A.

    Cover: Very Good.

    Inner: Very Good.

     

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    Synopsis: This volume is a much-needed new selection of Seamus Heaney's work, taking account of recent volumes and of the author's work as a translator, and offering a more generous choice from previous volumes. Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996 comes as close to being a 'Collected Poems' as its author cares to make it. It replaces his New Selected Poems 1966-1987, giving a fuller selection from each of the volumes represented there and adding large parts of those that have appeared since, together with examples of his work as a translator from the Greek, Latin, Italian and other languages. The book concludes with 'Crediting Poetry', the speech with which Seamus Heaney accepted the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded to him, in the words of the Swedish Academy of Letters, for his 'works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth'.