Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996

Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996

Seamus Heaney


As chosen by means of the writer, Opened Ground comprises the basic paintings from Heaney's twelve prior books of poetry, in addition to new sequences drawn from of his landmark translations, The remedy at Troy and Sweeney Astray, and a number of other formerly uncollected poems. Heaney's voice is like no other--"by turns mythological and journalistic, rural and complex, reminiscent and impatient, stern and yielding, curt and expansive" (Helen Vendler, The New Yorker)--and it is a one-volume testomony to the musicality and precision of that voice. The ebook closes with Heaney's Nobel Lecture: "Crediting Poetry."

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