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Station Island

Seamus Heaney

Station Island by Seamus Heaney ‘Surpasses even what one might reasonably expect from this magnificently gifted poet.’ (John Carey, Sunday Times)

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571133024
Date Published
03.09.2001
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Summary

The title poem from this collection is set on an island that has been a site of pilgrimage in Ireland for over a thousand years. A narrative sequence, it is an autobiographical quest concerned with ‘the growth of a poet’s mind’. The long poem is preceded by a section of shorter lyrics and leads into a third group of poems in which the poet’s voice is at one with the voice of the legendary mad King Sweeney.

‘Surpasses even what one might reasonably expect from this magnificently gifted poet.’ John Carey, Sunday Times

SeamusHeaney

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…

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