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Seamus Heaney, Poet of Contrary Progressions (Hardcover)

Henry Hersch Hart

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Hardcover. Seamus Heaney, widely considered the most gifted living poet in Ireland and Britain, is the first Irish poet since Yeats to gain an international reputation. In this study, Henry Hart disc.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 272 pages. 0.463. Bookseller Inventory # 9780815625360

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Seamus Heaney, widely considered the most gifted living poet in Ireland and Britain, is the first Irish poet since Yeats to gain an international reputation. In this study, Henry Hart discusses his poems, his creative and personal situations, and his assimilation of contemporary literary theory. From Heaney's Ulster background, to poetic influences as diverse as Dante and Wordsworth, Yeats and Bly, Hart offers lucid insights.

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This scholarly study focuses on Heaney's progress from "an early, gritty pastoralism" to the mastery of an unsentimental "clear, bare style" that enables him to express the deepest conflicts of "divided allegiances" between Protestant-dominated Northern Ireland and his Anglo-Irish heritage and Catholicism. Hart argues that Chaucer and Dante provided Heaney with a way to escape "political and religious bonds" and become an "inner emigre," an exile from partisan strife who "dramatizes the artist's painful self-consciousness" in highly personal yet archetypal poetry. Heaney's unconventional, expressive work meditates on issues that still perplex a troubled community in a "sea of Irish troubles." A poet of "contrary progressions," Heaney seeks a "substitute communion," a "ratifying bond" between a people and a "tangled and contradictory land." Recommended for scholarly collections.
- Frank Allen, West Virginia State Coll., Institute
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