The Haw Lantern

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ISBN 9780571352326 Format Hardback
9780571352326
Paperback
Published 05/09/2019 Length 64 pages
64

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Widely praised on its first publication in 1987, The Haw Lantern ventured into new imaginative territory with poems exploring the theme of loss – including a celebrated sonnet sequence concerning the death of the poet's mother – joined by meditations on the conscience of the writer and exercises in an allegorical vein.

This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.

Widely praised on its first publication in 1987, The Haw Lantern ventured into new imaginative territory with poems exploring the theme of loss – including a celebrated sonnet sequence concerning the death of the poet's mother – joined by meditations on the conscience of the writer and exercises in an allegorical vein.This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.
  • 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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