Door into the Dark, Heaney's second collection of poems, first appeared in 1969. Already his widely celebrated gifts of precision, thoughtfulness, and musicality were everywhere apparent.
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Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966, and was followed by poetry, criticism and translations which established him as the leading poet of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and twice won the Whitbread Book of the Year, for The Spirit Level (1996) and Beowulf (1999). Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008; Human Chain, his last volume of poems, was awarded the 2010 Forward Prize for Best Collection. He died in 2013. His translation of Virgil's Aeneid Book VI was published posthumously in 2016 to critical acclaim.Review:
"Heaney has the gift of finding a new and consummate phrase to evoke physical qualities, and when these take on symbolic resonance the result is superb. . . . [This] collection as a whole is a splendid achievement."--Richard Kell, The Guardian
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Book Description Faber and Faber, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Black boards with gilt titles to the spine. This is Ex library so has the usual library marks. No missing pages. 1st edition. Bookseller Inventory # 3061
Book Description Faber and Faber, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Black boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages. Firm binding. Jacket is not clipped. 1972 edition. Bookseller Inventory # 5078
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1973. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. , 350grams, ISBN:0571089984. Bookseller Inventory # 7155547
Book Description Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable. Hardcover in acceptable condition. First edition reprint. Price-clipped jacket is marked, tanned and edge worn, with a few nicks. Boards lift slightly. Hardcover spine head is bumped. Spine foot, page block and a few pages are lightly marked. Minor abrasions on pages 26 and 27 have partially obscured text, but missing text has been penned in. Remaining text is clear throughout. HCW. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 458407
Book Description Faber & Faber, London, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 56pp. Black boards, light ageing to contents, previous owner's name to front pastedown (hidden by wrapper flyleaf), a VG copy in (slight edge creasing, closed edge tear to top edge of rear panel, not price-clipped) dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020431
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, second impression (1969). Near Fine: tight and square binding in sharp black cloth; boards a little bowed; bright gilt; some tiny, sporadic spots to the edge of the page block; previous owner’s name and date to the ffep, else crisp and clean. The unclipped, first-state dustwrapper (15s net stated) is Very Good: bright and clean; lightly rubbed to the corners and spine tips; two closed tears (2cm & 1cm) to the head of the spine; small adhesive shadow to the foot of the spine (by the publisher’s name); presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. SEAMUS HEANEY SPECIALISTS. Bookseller Inventory # 833
Book Description Faber & Faber Ltd, London, 1969. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Hardcover with jacket. Very good condition. Tiny marks on the hardcover front lower edge and page block foot. Some minor edgewear to the jacket. All pages are clean and the text is clear. CM. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 465385
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very good book in very good dust jacket. Not price clipped. First edition, first printing, nice copy of this book. Bookseller Inventory # H25
Book Description Faber, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st printing, hardback in unclipped dustjacket. Book in near fine condition with previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown; jacket with closed tear top left front, otherwise nice. Book with no inscriptions. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Scans available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 009249
Book Description Faber and Faber, London, 1969. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very good copy in very good dustjacket. FIRST EDITION. No markings. No tears in dustjacket. Images available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 018429