Seeing Things: Poems

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Macmillan, 1991 - Poetry - 107 pages
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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  - rmckeown - LibraryThing

I am still mad at Mr. Heaney for what he did to Beowulf. He turned it into an Irish poem, when it has a clear Germanic pedigree. I find his poetry turgid and thoroughly un-enjoyable. His poems seem as ... Read full review

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User Review  - murunbuchstansangur - LibraryThing

I love this man, when he's at his best (which is not all the time, sometimes he rambles, I like him when he's short and succinct) he's simply sublime. The Railway Children by Seamus Heaney When we ... Read full review


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Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.

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