Title: Preoccupations, Selected Prose, 1968-1978
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Very Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Paper-covered boards; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. 224, . Some bumping along spine; small bump at bottom edge of top board; otherwise an excellent copy of the book. Dust jacket very lightly rubbed, else fine. First American Edition, First Printing Stated. Bookseller Inventory # JC8190
About the Author: Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966 and since then he has published poetry, criticism and translations - including Beowulf (1999) - which have established him as one of the leading poets now at work. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. District and Circle was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2006. Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008. In 2009 he received the David Cohen Prize for Literature. Human Chain was awarded the 2010 Forward Prize for Best Collection.
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