Seeing Things: Poems

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Apr 1, 1993 - Poetry - 128 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  - Othemts - LibraryThing

Heaney is my favorite contemporary poet and this is a great collection of his work. I particularly like the verses when he talks about playing with a bicycle wheel in a mud puddle. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.

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