SWEENEY ASTRAY. A Version from the Irish.

Heaney Seamus

Published by New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1984, 1984
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First American edition, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo, publisher’s original brown cloth over boards, lettered in green on the spine, in the original dustjacket. 85 pp. A fine copy, internally very fine and all but pristine, the binding and jacket just the lightest bit age mellowed at the edges. FIRST EDITION AND THE FIRST COMPLETE TRANSLATION OF "BUILE SUIBHNE" SINCE 1913, SIGNED AND DATED BOLDLY IN BLUE PEN, Feb. 1985 on the titlepage. "The poetry spoken by this mad king, exiled to the trees and the slopes, is among the richest and most immediately appealing in the whole canon of Gaelic literature. Animated by love of place and exposure to elemental nature, its pristine images drew Seamus Heaney to the original, along with Seeney’s attraction as a model of the poetic imagination itself. ‘Sweeney Astray’ not only restores to us a work of historical and literary importance but offers the genius of one of our greatest modern poets to reinforce its claims on the reader of contemporary literature." - publisher. Bookseller Inventory # 23782

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Title: SWEENEY ASTRAY. A Version from the Irish.

Publisher: New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1984

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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