Seamus Heaney and Society

 
 
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 22. April 2020
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  • 208 Seiten
 
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Throughout his career in poetry, Seamus Heaney maintained roles in education and was a visible presence in the print and broadcast media. Seamus Heaney and Society presents a dynamic new engagement with one of the most celebrated poets of the modern period, examining the ways in which his work as a poet was shaped by his work as a teacher, lecturer, critic, and public figure. Drawing on a range of archival material, this book revives the varied contexts within which Heaney's work was written, published, and circulated. Mindful of the different spheres which surrounded his pursuit of poetry, it assesses his achievements and status in Ireland, Britain, and the United States through close analysis of his work in newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, and manuscript drafts of key writings now held in the National Library of Ireland. Asserting the significance of the cultural, institutional, and historical worlds in which Heaney wrote and was read, Seamus Heaney and Society offers a timely reconstruction of the social lives of his work, while also exploring the ways in which he questioned and sustained the privacy and singularity of poetry. Ultimately, it considers how the enduring legacy of a great poet emerges from the working life of a contemporary writer.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
978-0-19-255582-3 (9780192555823)
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Rosie Lavan is an Assistant Professor in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin. Her research centres on literature and culture in Ireland and Britain in the twentieth century, with particular interests in poetry and intersections between literature, the media, and visual arts. She has published widely on Seamus Heaney and modern poetry. This is her first book.
  • Cover
  • Seamus Heaney and Society
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Figures
  • Editorial Note
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1: Publishing in London
  • 2: Images of Belfast
  • 3: Education and the Radio
  • 4: The University and the Canon
  • 5: Responsibilities
  • Bibliography
  • 1. Works by Seamus Heaney
  • 2. Works about Seamus Heaney
  • 3. Other works
  • Index

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