Seeing Things: Poems

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Apr 1, 1993 - Poetry - 128 pages
16 Reviews
Seeing Things (1991), as Edward Hirsch wrote in The New York Times Book Review, "is a book of thresholds and crossings, of losses balanced by marvels, of casting and gathering and the hushed, contrary air between water and sky, earth and heaven." Along with translations from the Aeneid and the Inferno, this book offers several poems about Heaney's late father.

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User Review  - Michael Mingo - Goodreads

Heaney's poetry is often frustrating upon the first read, but after careful consideration the parallels and imagery shines through the elliptical syntax. By the time I got to "A Basket of Chestnuts" and "The Biretta," I think I finally latched onto Heaney's voice. Read full review

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User Review  - Vishvapani - Goodreads

This is Heaney at his finest. It's very much a collection, not just a collection of poems, united by the theme of what you could call 'transcendence'. In a couple of the poems Heaney contrasts the ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.

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