Electric Light: Poems

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374528416

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About the Author

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include Opened Ground, Electric Light, Beowulf, The Spirit Level, District and Circle, and Finders Keepers. Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the most important Irish poet since Yeats.

Reviews

"Heaney's status as one of the most significant poets writing in English and the greatest Irish poet since Yeats in already well established. Electric Light is further confirmation of his power to capture and transcend the immediacy of the moment, to find the stillness at the heart of things." --Joe Treasure, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Electric Light includes poems that are sparks of fulminating retrospection . . . To say it the best I can . . . [Heaney] exercises poetry's power to proclaim truth and the artist's power to make us know that it is a truth we can't be without . . . Engagement is the heart of a poem . . . and Mr. Heaney's strongest engagement in this collection is with time: the past that lives, the present that dies." --Richard Eder, The New York Times

"Arguably the finest poet now writing in English." --James Shapiro, The New York Times Book Review