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"Field Work" is the record of four years during which Seamus Heaney left the violence of Belfast to settle in a country cottage with his family in Glanmore, County Wicklow. Heeding "an early warning system to get back inside my own head," Heaney wrote poems with a new strength and maturity, moving from the political concerns of his landmark volume North to a more personal, contemplative approach to the world and to his own writing. In "Field Work" he "brings a meditative music to bear upon fundamental themes of person and ...

Field Work: Poems 2009, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374531393

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