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Seamus Heaney Members' Set

ISBN
9780571358083
Published
01/09/2019
9780571358083
Format
Multiple-item retail product
Price
£12.00
Paperback
16

About the Book

This Seamus Heaney collectors’ set has been exclusively designed for Faber Members and is priced at £12. Whether for yourself or as a gift for someone special, this is the first in a series of Members’ sets based on beloved Faber authors. **Please note this product is only available for shipping in the UK and Ireland.**

Launched in celebration of the 80th year of Seamus Heaney’s birth, the set consists of a beautifully designed pamphlet of Heaney’s poignant essay ‘Something to Write Home About’ and a handprinted letterpress print of his poem ‘Terminus’. Complementary when read together and delightful when displayed as standalone items, they offer insight into both Heaney’s childhood and his creative process.

The prose of this pamphlet recalls generously – as his poem, ‘Terminus’, recalls concisely – a childhood of moving through and across, of seeing in both directions, of drawing an education from each.

– Matthew Hollis, Poetry Editor, Faber & Faber (from the Editor’s Note)


‘Something to Write Home About’ was originally published by Faber in the collection Finders Keepers (2002). ‘Terminus’ – which is directly referred to within the essay – is taken from Heaney’s collection The Haw Lantern (1987).

This set is available to Members in the UK and Ireland. Orders from other locations will not be processed and payment will not be taken.

This Seamus Heaney collectors’ set has been exclusively designed for Faber Members and is priced at £12. Whether for yourself or as a gift for someone special, this is the first in a series of Members’ sets based on beloved Faber authors. **Please note this product is only available for shipping in the UK and Ireland.**Launched in celebration of the 80th year of Seamus Heaney’s birth, the set consists of a beautifully designed pamphlet of Heaney’s poignant essay ‘Something to Write Home About’ and a handprinted letterpress print of his poem ‘Terminus’. Complementary when read together and delightful when displayed as standalone items, they offer insight into both Heaney’s childhood and his creative process. The prose of this pamphlet recalls generously – as his poem, ‘Terminus’, recalls concisely – a childhood of moving through and across, of seeing in both directions, of drawing an education from each.– Matthew Hollis, Poetry Editor, Faber & Faber (from the Editor’s Note)‘Something to Write Home About’ was originally published by Faber in the collection Finders Keepers (2002). ‘Terminus’ – which is directly referred to within the essay – is taken from Heaney’s collection The Haw Lantern (1987).This set is available to Members in the UK and Ireland. Orders from other locations will not be processed and payment will not be taken.
  • 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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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

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The Spirit Level

The Spirit Level

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Human Chain

Human Chain

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District and Circle

District and Circle

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