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Seamus Heaney (1939–2013)

Autor(a) de Opened Ground: Poems 1966–1996

193+ Works 13,581 Membros 139 Críticas 76 Favorited

About the Author

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. mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Seamus Heaney

Opened Ground: Poems 1966–1996 (1998) 1,464 exemplares
Selected Poems, 1966-1987 (1990) 1,219 exemplares
The Rattle Bag (1982) — Editor — 911 exemplares
Beowulf: A Verse Translation [Norton Critical Edition] (2002) — Tradutor; Tradutor — 875 exemplares
Death of a Naturalist (1966) 707 exemplares
District and Circle (2006) 636 exemplares
The Spirit Level (1996) 610 exemplares
North (1975) 499 exemplares
Seeing Things (1991) 488 exemplares
Electric Light (2001) 455 exemplares
Station Island (1984) 422 exemplares
Human Chain (2010) 418 exemplares
Field Work (1979) 403 exemplares
The redress of poetry (1995) 357 exemplares
The Haw Lantern (1987) 304 exemplares
Sweeney Astray (0800) 298 exemplares
Aeneid: Book VI [in translation] (0029) — Tradutor — 211 exemplares
The School Bag (1997) — Editor — 190 exemplares
Door into the Dark (1969) 145 exemplares
100 Poems (2018) 143 exemplares
Wintering Out (1972) 143 exemplares
Selected Poems 1988-2013 (2014) 132 exemplares
Beowulf: abridged audio (2000) 77 exemplares
Homage to Robert Frost (1996) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Translations of Seamus Heaney (2022) 26 exemplares
Sweeney's Flight (1900) 26 exemplares
The Midnight Verdict (1993) 25 exemplares
På väg : dikter (1994) 19 exemplares
The Complete Translations (2023) 19 exemplares
Collected Poems (1999) 18 exemplares
The Letters of Seamus Heaney (2023) 18 exemplares
Vereffeningen gedichten (1991) 11 exemplares
Ojanpiennarten kuningas (1995) 11 exemplares
Seamus Heaney (1988) 10 exemplares
Stepping Stones (Audio, Faber) (1995) 8 exemplares
Tonen som kom (1989) 7 exemplares
Stone from Delphi 7 exemplares
Poèmes, 1966-1984 (1988) 6 exemplares
Poems (1 vol Stock no.424) (1995) 6 exemplares
Una porta sul buio (1998) 6 exemplares
100 poemas: 6 (Alba Poesía) (2019) 5 exemplares
Attraversamenti (1995) 4 exemplares
The testament of Cresseid (2004) 4 exemplares
Vattenpasset (2002) 4 exemplares
The Poet and the Piper (2003) 4 exemplares
Antologia Poética (1994) 4 exemplares
Ukkosvaloa (1997) 4 exemplares
Poesie. Testo inglese a fronte (2016) 3 exemplares
Poesie scelte (1996) 3 exemplares
The Riverbank Field (2007) 2 exemplares
44 wiersze (1994) 2 exemplares
Mistroostig en thuis. Gedichten (1987) 2 exemplares
La reparación de la poesía (2013) 2 exemplares
Conlán 2 exemplares
Play Burial at Thebes *Theatre* (2004) 2 exemplares
Sonetos: Edicion Bilingue (2008) 2 exemplares
Selected Poems 2 exemplares
Antologia Poética 2 exemplares
Cadena humana (2011) 1 exemplar
Tree Clock 1 exemplar
Distrito Y Circular (2014) 1 exemplar
Ploughshares 20: Spring 1980 — Guest Editor — 1 exemplar
Auguri: to Mary Kelleher (2009) 1 exemplar
Interactions: A Collection (2012) 1 exemplar
ALFABETE 1 exemplar
“Punishment” 1 exemplar
Hundra dikter (2022) 1 exemplar
The School Bag 1 exemplar
Stations (1975) 1 exemplar
Poems and a Memoir 1 exemplar
Eleven Poems 1 exemplar
Bog Poems (1975) 1 exemplar
Die Poesie würdigen (2000) 1 exemplar
W.B. Yeats 1 exemplar
Jasanová hůl 1 exemplar
Salmagundi 1 exemplar
Glanmore sonnets 1 exemplar
New and Selected Poems (2014) 1 exemplar
Laments (2015) 1 exemplar
Regio en ring gedichten (2009) 1 exemplar
Catena umana (2011) 1 exemplar
Seamus Heaney Box Set (2013) 1 exemplar
El nivel (Spanish Edition) (2008) 1 exemplar
Fältarbete 1 exemplar
創作の場所 (2001) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Beowulf (1000) — Introdução, algumas edições; Tradutor, algumas edições; Narrador, algumas edições25,103 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,249 exemplares
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 827 exemplares
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições622 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 447 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume A (2005) — Tradutor, algumas edições422 exemplares
A Way of Life, Like Any Other (1978) — Introdução — 310 exemplares
W. B. Yeats: Poems Selected by Seamus Heaney (2000) — Editor, algumas edições291 exemplares
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuidor, algumas edições284 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
The People of the Sea: A Journey in Search of the Seal Legend (1954) — Introdução, algumas edições220 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Irish Verse (1981) — Contribuidor — 193 exemplares
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Contribuidor, algumas edições165 exemplares
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation (2010) — Prefácio, algumas edições151 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables (1500) — Tradutor — 123 exemplares
Granta 111: Going Back (2010) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições108 exemplares
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Laments (1981) — Tradutor, algumas edições79 exemplares
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
William Wordsworth: Poems. Selected by Seamus Heaney (1988) — Editor — 70 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Poets from the North of Ireland (1979) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Canon: The Original One Hundred and Fifty-Four Poems (2004) — Prefácio — 27 exemplares
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays (1992) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Finest Music: Early Irish Lyrics (2014) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algumas edições19 exemplares
Modern Poets: Four (1968) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Oxford Readings in Vergil's Eclogues (2008) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Art of translation : voices from the field (1989) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Antaeus: Fiction, Poetry, Documents - Jubilee Edition (1991) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The New Salmagundi Reader (1996) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Archipelago: Number Two - Spring 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Archipelago, Number One, Summer 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Heaney, Seamus
Nome legal
Heaney, Seamus Justin
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Noord-Ierland, UK
Local de nascimento
Castledawson, Northern Ireland, UK
Local de falecimento
Dublin, Ireland
Locais de residência
Mossbawn, County Derry, Noord-Ierland, UK
Queen's University Belfast (BA|1961)
Heaney, Marie (spouse)
Queen's University Belfast
Harvard University
Oxford University
Prémios e menções honrosas
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1995)
Steven Barclay Agency

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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 em Poetry Fool (Janeiro 2017)
TIOLI September 2013: Seamus Heaney Memorial Challenge em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Setembro 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
… (mais)
Zedseayou | 8 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
thesmellofbooks | 1 outra crítica | 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 outras críticas | Oct 19, 2023 |



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