Aeneid Book VI (Faber Members)

Seamus Heaney
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ISBN 9780571330898 Format Hardback
Published 24/03/2016 Length 64 pages

About Book

A special Faber Members Collectors' Edition of Aeneid Book VI, the last new work from Seamus Heaney. Get a free limited Aeneid Book VI letterpress poster (sent separately from Faber's head office).

Seamus Heaney’s translation of the sixth book of Virgil’s Aeneid, in which Aeneas travels to the underworld to meet the spirit of his father, bears the fruit of a lifetime’s concentration upon it: he began translating passages in the 1980s, and was finalising the work right up to the summer of his death.

A momentous publication, Heaney's Aeneid Book VI is now available as a beautifully crafted Collectors’ Edition.

As with all Faber Members Collectors' Editions, this stunnung book has been printed, sewn and hand-bound in Yorkshire. 
In addition, every purchase of this edition comes with a complimentary letterpress Aeneid Book VI poster, which has been crafted by the Faber team and printed at the London Centre for Book Arts. 

'Every page [of Aeneid Book VI] is a testament to the poet Heaney was.' Observer

  • About Seamus Heaney

    Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966, and was followed by poetry, criticism and translations which established him as the leading poet of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and twice won the Whitbread Book of the Year, for The Spirit Level (1996) and Beowulf (1999). Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008; Human Chain, his last volume of poems, was awarded the 2010 Forward Prize for Best Collection. He died in 2013. His translation of Virgil's Aeneid Book VI was published posthumously in 2016 to critical acclaim.

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