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100 Poems

Hardback, 28/06/2018, €14.85
€11.99
Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family.

New Selected Poems 1988-2013

Paperback, 15/10/2015, €20.30
Provides an unrivalled account of a period of work that was crowned by the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. This book reprints the author's chosen poems from his later years.

Death of a Naturalist

Hardback, 21/01/2016, €17.55
€16.99
Featuring lyrical and descriptive powers, this book marked the auspicious debut of one of the century's finest poets.

Beowulf: A New Translation

Paperback, 02/10/2000, €14.85
Composed towards the end of the first millennium of our era, the Anglo-Saxon poem "Beowulf" is a Northern epic and a classic of European literature. In this new translation, Seamus Heaney has produced a work that is true, line by line, to the original poem.

The Spirit Level

Paperback, 06/05/1996, €14.85
A collection of poems from the winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature. The poems discover the possibility of a new beginning in many subjects and circumstances. Private memories, classical scenes and humble domestic objects are endowed with talismanic significance and friends and relatives are invoked for their promise and steadfastness.

Death of a Naturalist

Paperback, 06/04/2006, €14.85
Reissues Seamus Heaney's collection, which on its appearance in 1966 won the Cholmondeley Award, the E C Gregory Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.

Aeneid

Hardback, 03/03/2016, €20.30
In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, the author acknowledged the importance of the poem to his writing, noting that 'there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas' venture into the underworld. In this book, he brings the ancient poem back to life.

The Burial at Thebes: Sophocles' Antigone

Paperback, 17/03/2005, €12.95
Commissioned to mark the centenary of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2004, "The Burial at Thebes" is Seamus Heaney's verse translation of Sophocles' great tragedy, "Antigone" - whose eponymous heroine is one of the most sharply individualized and compelling figures in western drama.

Aeneid: Book VI

02/06/2016, €18.25
€16.99
A translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, that follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld.

Field Work

Paperback, 02/02/2017, €12.95
From his remarkable debut in 1966, Seamus Heaney pioneered the poetry of our times across five decades of cultural and political change, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. This collection contains some of his best-loved poems, 'Oysters', 'Casualty', 'The Otter', 'The Strand at Lough Beg', and 'The Skunk'.