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Death of a Naturalist

Seamus Heaney

The classic collection reissued in a beautiful new hardback edition.

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571328802
Date Published
21.01.2016
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Summary

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

— from ‘Digging’

With its lyrical and descriptive powers, Death of a Naturalist marked the auspicious debut of one of the century’s finest poets.

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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