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Publisher's Summary

This selection of Seamus Heaney's poems is drawn from nine collections, including The Spirit Level, and provides a perfect introduction to the full breadth of Heaney's poetic concerns. It is a unique record of interpretation; Heaney reads with all the intimacy and authenticity that only the poet himself can bring to his work.
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Critic Reviews

Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1996, Poetry.
"More than any poet since Wordsworth he can make us understand that the outside world is not outside, but what we are made of." (John Carey, Sunday Times)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Louie Crew Clay on 01-26-15

A gentle, gracious and personal performance

Forget the machinations of celebrity. This poet speaks to you as a friend. He shares the poems and he shares a few details of his experience in writing them,, with minimal jargon. He is talking to a reader, not to someone merely trying to pass an examination. No wonder he is very popular. I like his work even more after hearing these through his own voice.

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5 out of 5 stars
By C. Cobb on 11-13-17

Last of the Irish Renaissance poets

Seamus Heaney represents the end of an era, the last of a direct line back to W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory to 1870. Although regarded as a poet in the tradition of the Irish Renaissance, he is not an Irish Romantic. Heaney is a nostalgic realist.

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