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Sweeney Astray is Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibhne - the first complete translation since 1913. Its hero, Mad Sweeney, undergoes a series of purgatorial adventures after he is cursed by a saint and turned into a bird at the Battle of Moira. The poetry spoken by the mad king, exiled to the trees and the slopes, is among the richest and most immediately appealing in the whole canon of Gaelic literature.Sweeney Astray not only restores to us a work of historical and literary importance but ...

Sweeney Astray 2001, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571210091

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Sweeney Astray 1985, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374518943

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Sweeney Astray 1984, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374272210

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Sweeney Astray 1984, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571133031

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Sweeney Astray 1984, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571133604

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