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Seamus Heaney (1939–2013)

Autore di Opened Ground: Poems 1966–1996

197+ opere 13,684 membri 139 recensioni 76 preferito


Seamus Heaney was born in Mossbawn, Ireland on April 13, 1939. He received a degree in English from Queen's College in Belfast in 1961. After earning his teacher's certificate in English from St. Joseph's College in Belfast the following year, he took a position at the school as an English teacher. mostra altro During his time as a teacher at St. Joseph's, he wrote and published work in the university magazine under the pen name Incertus. In 1966, he became an English literature lecturer at Queen's College in Belfast. His first volume of poems, Death of a Naturalist, went on to receive the E.C. Gregory Award, the Cholmondeley Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. After the death of his parents, Heaney published the poetry volumes The Haw Lantern, which includes a sonnet sequence memorializing his mother, and Seeing Things, a collection containing numerous poems for his father. His other works included Field Work, Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996, and Human Chain. Heaney was a professor at Harvard from 1981 to 1997 and its Poet in Residence from 1988 to 2006. From 1989 to 1994 he was also the Professor of Poetry at Oxford and in 1996 was made a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres. Other awards that he received include the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize (1968), the E. M. Forster Award (1975), the PEN Translation Prize (1985), the Golden Wreath of Poetry (2001), T. S. Eliot Prize (2006) and two Whitbread Prizes (1996 and 1999). In 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry. His literary papers are held by the National Library of Ireland. He died following a short illness on August 30, 2013 at the age of 74. Heaney's last words were in a text to his wife Marie, "Noli timere", which means "Do not be afraid." (Bowker Author Biography) Seamus Heaney lives in Dublin and teaches at Harvard University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1995. (Publisher Provided) Seamus Heaney was born in 1939 in Northern Ireland. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. A resident of Dublin, he has taught poetry at Oxford University and Harvard University. (Publisher Provided) mostra meno
Fonte dell'immagine: Photo by Norman McBeath, courtesy of Faber Books


Opere di Seamus Heaney

Selected Poems, 1966-1987 (1990) 1,227 copie
The Rattle Bag (1982) — A cura di — 916 copie
Beowulf: A Verse Translation [Norton Critical Edition] (2002) — Traduttore; Traduttore — 885 copie
Death of a Naturalist (1966) 710 copie
The Spirit Level (1996) 615 copie
North (1975) 501 copie
Veder cose (1991) 492 copie
Electric Light (2001) 454 copie
Station Island (1984) 425 copie
Human Chain (2010) 419 copie
Field Work (1979) 406 copie
La lanterna di biancospino (1987) 305 copie
Sweeney Astray (0800) 303 copie
Aeneid: Book VI [in translation] (0029) — Traduttore — 211 copie
The School Bag (1997) — A cura di — 191 copie
100 Poems (2018) 149 copie
Door into the Dark (1969) 146 copie
Wintering Out (1972) 145 copie
Selected Poems 1988-2013 (2014) 134 copie
Beowulf: abridged audio (2000) 77 copie
Homage to Robert Frost (1996) — Collaboratore — 64 copie
Sweeney's Flight (1900) 26 copie
The Midnight Verdict (1993) 25 copie
The Complete Translations (2023) 21 copie
På väg : dikter (1994) 19 copie
Collected Poems (1999) 18 copie
Vereffeningen gedichten (1991) 12 copie
Seamus Heaney (1988) 11 copie
Ojanpiennarten kuningas (1995) 11 copie
Tonen som kom (1989) 7 copie
Poèmes, 1966-1984 (1988) 6 copie
Una porta sul buio (1998) 6 copie
Attraversamenti (1995) 4 copie
Vattenpasset (2002) 4 copie
Antologia Poética (1994) 4 copie
The Poet and the Piper (2003) 4 copie
Ukkosvaloa (1997) 4 copie
Poesie scelte (1996) 3 copie
Conlán 2 copie
44 wiersze (1994) 2 copie
The Riverbank Field (2007) 2 copie
Stations (1975) 1 copia
Eleven Poems 1 copia
Salmagundi 1 copia
Cadena humana (2011) 1 copia
Tree Clock 1 copia
ALFABETE 1 copia
Auguri: to Mary Kelleher (2009) 1 copia
Distrito Y Circular (2014) 1 copia
Hundra dikter (2022) 1 copia
Ploughshares 20: Spring 1980 — Guest Editor — 1 copia
Zawierzyć poezji (1996) 1 copia
Catena umana (2011) 1 copia
Bog Poems (1975) 1 copia
Die Poesie würdigen (2000) 1 copia
W.B. Yeats 1 copia
New and Selected Poems (2014) 1 copia
Regio en ring gedichten (2009) 1 copia
Seamus Heaney Box Set (2013) 1 copia
Laments (2015) 1 copia
Fältarbete 1 copia
創作の場所 (2001) 1 copia

Opere correlate

Beowulf (1000) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni; Traduttore, alcune edizioni; Narratore, alcune edizioni25,334 copie
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Collaboratore — 1,261 copie
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni624 copie
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume A (2005) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni427 copie
A Way of Life, Like Any Other (1978) — Introduzione — 311 copie
W. B. Yeats: Poems Selected by Seamus Heaney (2000) — A cura di, alcune edizioni295 copie
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni286 copie
The People of the Sea: A Journey in Search of the Seal Legend (1954) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni221 copie
The Art of Losing (2010) — Collaboratore — 199 copie
The Penguin Book of Irish Verse (1981) — Collaboratore — 196 copie
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni167 copie
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Collaboratore — 153 copie
The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation (2010) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni152 copie
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Collaboratore — 141 copie
The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables (1500) — Traduttore — 126 copie
Granta 111: Going Back (2010) — Collaboratore — 113 copie
Emergency Kit (1996) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni108 copie
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Collaboratore — 91 copie
Laments (1981) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni82 copie
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Collaboratore — 72 copie
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Collaboratore — 69 copie
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Collaboratore — 63 copie
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Collaboratore — 32 copie
Poets from the North of Ireland (1979) — Collaboratore — 29 copie
One World of Literature (1992) — Collaboratore — 24 copie
James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays (1992) — Collaboratore — 19 copie
The Finest Music: Early Irish Lyrics (2014) — Collaboratore — 19 copie
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autore, alcune edizioni19 copie
Modern Poets: Four (1968) — Autore — 17 copie
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Collaboratore — 16 copie
Oxford Readings in Vergil's Eclogues (2008) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
The Art of translation : voices from the field (1989) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Antaeus: Fiction, Poetry, Documents - Jubilee Edition (1991) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
The New Salmagundi Reader (1996) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Archipelago: Number Two - Spring 2008 (2008) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Archipelago, Number One, Summer 2007 (2007) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Beowulf — Traduttore, alcune edizioni1 copia


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Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Heaney, Seamus
Nome legale
Heaney, Seamus Justin
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Noord-Ierland, UK
Luogo di nascita
Castledawson, Northern Ireland, UK
Luogo di morte
Dublin, Ireland
Luogo di residenza
Mossbawn, County Derry, Noord-Ierland, UK
Queen's University Belfast (BA|1961)
Attività lavorative
Heaney, Marie (spouse)
Queen's University Belfast
Harvard University
Oxford University
Premi e riconoscimenti
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1995)
Steven Barclay Agency
Breve biografia
Born in Londonderry in 1939, Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney is among the best in Northern Irish literature. Heaney is considered one of the greatest poets of the late twentieth century, with a spectrum of awards received in his lifetime, including the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. His most famous volume, Death of a Naturalist (1966) explored his childhood in Northern Ireland, from Roman Catholic influences, political life, and the death of his younger brother at age four, in ‘Mid-term Break’ (1966). As a Professor of Poetry at Harvard and Oxford University, he became a Professor at his own institution, Queen’s University, Belfast, which opened the Seamus Heaney centre for poetry in 2003.



Seamus Heaney in Poetry Fool (Gennaio 2017)
TIOLI September 2013: Seamus Heaney Memorial Challenge in 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Settembre 2013)


I read Heaney for the first time more than 12 years ago now (thanks Mr. Masterman!) Death of a Naturalist was probably the second poem I can really remember thinking hard about. I wouldn't say I'm a poetry guy, but Heaney's command of sound and imagery gets me. Take Blackberry Picking, or The Gravel Walks; he can pull out feeling from the simplest of scenes. I'll add some thoughts here as I am reminded of particular pieces.

Mid-Term Break
Requiem for the Croppies
A Call
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Zedseayou | 8 altre recensioni | Jan 30, 2024 |
It almost seems irrelevant to write a review of this book. I mean, Seamus Heaney can’t get any better known or loved by me saying *I love this book*.

But I do. Just as I am stirred by his words, his perceptions, his way of capturing a thought or juxtaposing two things I would never think to put together (and no, I'm not carried off by every single one of these 100 poems, but by many, *many*, I am), I am also grateful to him. For his honesty, his vulnerability, his tenderness for selves and technologies and humans and leafy spaces that no longer are or are not yet, as in a poem to his toddler grandchild in later years. He has room for all of these in him, and I recognise my own complexity reflected in his, and am grateful for this gentle companion in life.… (altro)
thesmellofbooks | 1 altra recensione | Dec 21, 2023 |
I am going to miss sitting on Seamus Heaney's shoulder. For some reason I never did hear him live, though I saw many fine poets read in the 1980s/90s.

Heaney's family agreed to support and facilitate this project where necessary under the strict understanding no letters to family or close, non-public, friends appeared. The majority of the correspondents are poets, translators, editors and others in the publishing world. The thing that becomes most quickly apparent is that Seamus had a great gift for friendship, even if there isn't a letter in the volume that doesn't begin with an apology for the lateness in his reply to their letters.

The second thing is the great richness in attention he pays to the work sent to him by his friends, and that received by him (not included) by them, his gratitude is deep and buoyant.

Reading a lifetime's creative arc is fascinating, informative, invigorating. In Heaney's case though the success ultimately crowded out the silent time for writing poetry. It wasn't until late in his life that he learned to say no to the invitations to teach and speak around the world, and then it was his health that made it near impossible for him to write, as physical problems led to bouts of deep depression. Despite this though, his body of work is substantial.

Breaking the rigid agreement the last entry is a text to his wife Marie, as he was being wheeled into surgery 'Noli Timere' (do not be afraid). He died before reaching the operating theatre.
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Caroline_McElwee | Nov 30, 2023 |
I prefer the original but this was well done.
VictorHalfwit | 2 altre recensioni | Oct 19, 2023 |


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