Brief poems consider sunlight, myths, death, the past, ancient rituals, courtship, dreams, and justice.Brief poems consider sunlight, myths, death, the past, ancient rituals, courtship, dreams, and justice.Read Less
67 pages. Softcover. Good condition. POETRY. With this collection Seamus Heaney has found a myth which allows him to articulate a vision of Ireland-its people, history and landscape _ and which gives the book direction, cohesion and cumulative power. Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience, and the idea of the nort allows the poet to contemplate the violence on his home ground in relation to memories of Scandinavian and English invasions which have marked Irish history so indelibly, (Key Words: Seamus Heaney, Poems, Poetry, Nobel Prize Winners, Ireland, Irish History).
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