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The Government of the Tongue: The 1986 T.S. Eliot Memorial Lectures and Other Critical Writings

Heaney, Seamus

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ISBN 10: 0571147968 / ISBN 13: 9780571147960
Published by Faber and Faber, UK, 1988
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Title: The Government of the Tongue: The 1986 T.S. ...

Publisher: Faber and Faber, UK

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:NEW / MINT

Dust Jacket Condition: New / Mint

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Heaney here scrutinizes the work of several poets, British and Irish, American and European, whose work he considers might call into question the rights of poetic utterance. The author asks whether the voice of the poet should be governed, or whether it should be the governor.

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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.

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