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Heaney, Seamus

Works: 36 works in 90 publications in 1 language and 1,386 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  History  Narrative poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Seamus Heaney
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Most widely held works by Seamus Heaney
Beowulf by Francis Barton Gummere( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his new verse translation of Beowulf, Irish poet Seamus Heaney has created a modern masterwork from one of Europe's most ancient texts
Sweeney astray : a version from the Irish by Seamus Heaney( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweeney Astray is Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibhne - the first complete translation since 1913. Its hero, 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. The poetry spoken by the mad king, exiled to the trees and the slopes, is among the richest and most immediately appealing in the whole canon of Gaelic literature. Sweeney Astray 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 clai
Joyce, Yeats, and Wilde by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seamus Heaney, one of the finest poets writing in the English language, and the late Richard Ellmann, biographer of Joyce and Wilde, and critic of Yeats, in literary dialogue about these three brilliant Dublin writers. The literary dialogue between Heaney and Ellmann uses documentary material pertaining to Joyce, Yeats, and Wilde, and was filmed at such literary landmarks as the Hill of Howth, Sandymount Green, Trinity College, and the Joyce Tower at Sandycove
The poet's chair : the first nine years of the Ireland Chair of Poetry by John Montague( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating nearly a decade of the Ireland Chair of Poetry, The Poet's Chair brings together public lectures given by the first three Professors of Poetry, John Montague, Nuala Nu Dhomnhail and Paul Durcan, during their time in tenure." "This collection highlights the intellectual strength and diversity of Ireland's poetic elite and affirms the reputation of the Ireland Chair of Poetry as a vibrant and flourishing arena for the best thinkers of the island."--Jacket
Seamus Heaney on the New Beowulf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with Heaney about his recent translations of the epic poem Beowulf, the probable background of the bard who created the original, similarities between Old English and bits of Anglo-Saxon that still crop up in rural Ireland, and the importance of meter and alliteration in driving the poem. A reading of a passage from the new text and the old demonstrates the poetic affinity between them while underscoring the poem's timeless appeal
Piano quintet ; Lightenings viii ; The mission of Virgil ; Percussion quartet by Charles Wuorinen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezra Pound and Modernism : the Irish factor : papers from the 25th Ezra Pound International Conference in Dublin, 2013 by Ezra Pound Conference( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"That Ezra Pound was the chief architect of Modernism in English and American poetry is well established. So, too, is the fact that in T. S. Eliot he discovered a peer, whose early career he fostered. Together, Pound and Eliot defined what Modern Poetry meant. But they also had peers in two great Irish writers: Yeats in poetry and Joyce in fiction. With them, they were major shapers of the Modernist style. The Age of Modernism was dominated by American and Irish writers who took part in reshaping the English literary tradition in the twentieth century. "Ezra Pound and Modernism" was the topic of the 25th Ezra Pound International Conference in Dublin in July of 2013, and the papers selected for this volume clearly demonstrate that."--Amazon
Trevor West : the bold collegian( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trevor West was a remarkable man: a Trinity academic, mathematician, Senator, Junior Dean, sportsman and sports administrator, historian of the cooperative movement, peacemaker and governor of Midleton College, Cork. This is a collection of more than 24 essays by notable contributors who reflect on his influence
A little book of Ledwidge : a selection of the poems and letters of Francis Ledwidge by Francis Ledwidge( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advent parish programme by Seamus Heaney( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf : a new verse translation by Seamus Heaney( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the end of the twentieth century, Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface. Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in Beowulf and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader.--Book jacket
At least thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Exhibition catalog of artworks created in response to the 9th century anonymous Irish poem " The Blackbird of Belfast Lough". Works are permanently displayed at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast
Writers in education questionnaire annotated responses, and photographs by Alan Brownjohn( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Respondents include Dannie Abse, Kingsley Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Margaret Drabble, D.J. Enright, Michael Frayn, William Golding, W.S. Graham, Michael Hamburger, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Hinde, Ted Hughes, Dan Jacobson, Laurie Lee, Doris Lessing, Michael Longley, Olivia Manning, Stanley Middleton, Iris Murdoch, Piers Paul Read, C.H. Sisson, Stephen Spender, and Ted Walker
The cure at Troy : a verson of Sophocles' Philoctetes by Seamus Heaney( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles's Philoctetes tells of the wounded hero marooned upon an island by the Greeks during the Siege of Troy. As the conflict comes to a climax, the Greeks begin to realise they cannot win the Trojan war without Philoctetes's invincible bow, and turn back to seek his help.The Cure at Troy dramatises the conflict between personal integrity and political expediency, and explores ways in which the victims of injustice can become as devoted to the contemplation of their wounds as the perpetrators are to the justification of their system. Responsive to the Greek playwright's understanding of the relations between public and private morality, The Cure at Troy is a sharp, fast-paced retelling of the Greek original, shot through with Heaney's own Irish speech and context.History says, Don't hopeOn this side of the grave.But then, once in a lifetimeThe longed-for tidal waveOf justice can rise up,And hope and history rhyme
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English (84)

Sweeney astray : a version from the IrishThe poet's chair : the first nine years of the Ireland Chair of PoetrySeamus Heaney in conversation with Karl MillerSeamus Heaney, poet of contrary progressionsThe poetry of Seamus Heaney : a critical study