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Government of the Tongue

Seamus Heaney

Government of the Tongue, by Seamus Heaney, is a collection of essays and explorations of poetry and poets, and a distillation of some of the wisdom and experience gathered over the years by the Nobel Prize-winning poet.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571141517
Date Published
05.06.1989
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Summary

The title, The Government of the Tongue, carries suggestions of both monastic discipline and untrammelled romanticism, and is meant to raise an old question about the rights and status of poetic utterance itself. Should it be governed? Should it be the governor?

Seamus Heaney here scrutinizes the work of several poets, British and Irish, American and European, whose work is responsive to such strains and tensions.

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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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