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District and Circle

Poems

by Seamus Heaney

District and Circle
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  • Published in USA  May 2006
    96 pages
    Genre: Poetry

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Seamus Heaney’s new collection starts "In an age of bare hands and cast iron" and ends as "The automatic lock / clunks shut" in the eerie new conditions of a menaced twenty-first century. In their haunted, almost visionary clarity, the poems assay the weight and worth of what has been held in the hand and in the memory.

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" The latest from the Irish Nobel laureate may be his best in more than a decade." - PW.
"Many place him firmly among the best of the 20th century and why his work continues to be worth rereading long after it has; in his words, "set the darkness echoing" behind it" - Washington Post.

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Seamus Heaney Author Biography

Seamus Heaney received many major prizes and honors for his works, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. A native of Northern Ireland, Heaney was a resident of Dublin since 1976. He taught at Harvard University from 1985 to 2006 as a Visiting Professor, and then as a Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory and Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet in Residence.

Heaney's works tend to focus on life and culture in modern Northern Ireland. Heaney has translated many works of poetry and prose, including a new translation of Beowulf. He died in 2013 at the age of 73.

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Seamus Heaney: shaymus HEE-nee

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