Stock Image

SWEENEY ASTRAY. A Version from the Irish

Heaney, Seamus

243 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0374518947 / ISBN 13: 9780374518943
Published by New York Farrar Straus Giroux (1984)., 1984
From Charles Seluzicki Fine & Rare Books ABAA (Portland, OR, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 5, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 45.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 6.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Hint of fading, else a fine. 1st US edition. Binding is cl. sp., bds. Bookseller Inventory # 003786

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: SWEENEY ASTRAY. A Version from the Irish

Publisher: New York Farrar Straus Giroux (1984).

Publication Date: 1984

Edition: F.

About this title

Synopsis:

Sweeney Astray is Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibne. Its here, Mad Sweeney, undergoes a series of purgatorial adventures after he is cursed by a saint and turned into a bird at the Battle of Moira. Heaney's translation not only restores to us a work of historical and literary importance but offers the genius of one of our greatest living poets to reinforce its claims on the reader of contemporary literature.

About the Author:

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include Opened Ground, Electric Light, Beowulf, The Spirit Level, District and Circle, and Finders Keepers. Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Charles Seluzicki, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA was established in the late 70's in Baltimore, Maryland. At that time, first specializing exclusively in poetry, we started our Fine Press Series and have published fine press books and broadsides by notable poets and writers: Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Charles Simic, Tess Gallagher, Czeslaw Milosz, Mark Strand and a host of others. Projects by Charles Simic and Robert Lowell are in the works. Visitors are welcome by appointment.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

(503) 284-4749. cselubks@ gmail.com. All books are guaranteed as described and offered subject to prior sale. Books may be returned within ten (10) days for any reason. Advance payment desired if you have not established credit with this firm. Postage and insurance are additional: US$6.00 (priority), $2.25 each additional (Larger volumes billed at cost.) Orders outside of North America sent Air Mail at cost. Libraries will be billed according to their needs. Please make check or money order to '...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order