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Author Parker, Michael, 1949-

Title Seamus Heaney : the making of the poet / Michael Parker
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [1993]


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Description xi, 294 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents 1. A Good Anchor: Home and Education, 1939-61 -- 2. Affinities, 1961-66 -- 3. Pioneer, 1966-69. Death of a Naturalist. Door into the Dark -- 4. Exposure, 1969-75. Wintering Out. North -- 5. Quickenings, 1975-84. Field Work. Station Island -- 6. Space, 1984-91. The Haw Lantern. Seeing Things
Summary In the nearly thirty years of his writing career the Irish poet Seamus Heaney has established himself as an enduring world writer. This book provides the fullest account yet of his early life as an Ulster Catholic and the experiences, influences, and relationships - personal, literary, and political - that shaped his poetic development and awareness in the midst of the complex and violent history that has formed modern Ireland. Michael Parker's extensive research includes a considerable amount of original material, such as photographs and interviews with Heaney and with many key personalities from his past and present. Parker presents fresh insights into the background and possible "sources" of Heaney's poems, commentaries on unpublished poems and drafts, and careful readings of each of the poet's collections up to and including the 1991 Seeing Things
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-283) and indexes
Subject Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013.
Poets, Irish -- 20th century -- Biography.
Northern Ireland -- In literature.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 92061949
ISBN 0877453985