24 Dec year’s prize to the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, praising him for having ” concerned himself with analysis of the violence in Northern Ireland.”. 7 Oct These lectures were delivered by Seamus Heaney while he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. In the first of them, Heaney discusses. Seamus Heaney, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $22 (0p) ISBN His thesis is that poetry of the highest order must redress social imbalances.

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Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. An excellent collection of insightful essays. He even claims that the best of recent British seams is indebted to the style and practice of Clare. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This is a collection of lectures that Heaney gave while professor of poetry at Oxford. This is not a simple political stance, familiar to American readers in the works of Robert Bly or Denise Levertov, but the endurance of the poet’s words to envision either a Utopia or a chaotic universe entrapped by its priorities.

What a lovely, deep appreciation of poets and poetry by this master of the art! Gerrit rated it really liked it Jun 30, The ability for a reader to engage with Heaney’s erudition will depend on the extent to which he or she knows of the poems and poets being discussed.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Showing of 4 reviews. Thus, his lectures are as much about sociology as they are about poetry; the biographical persistence necessitated by his theories can try the reader’s patience; and his discussion is not of the poem so much as of the poem as seamue furthers his thesis. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


To ask other readers questions about The Redress of Poetryplease sign up. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. In addition, Wilde was seamuz close to his subject and could not distinguish between the pain he suffered and the distance his art needed.

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An excellent set of essays on the nature and demands of poetry, as well as its responsibilities. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Customers who bought this item also bought. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Heaney’s sonorous lyricism stems from his love of the cycles of country life, the mystery of the sea, the satisfying rhythm of hard, physical seamue.

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Heaney writes a charming prose and his thinking on the way poets try to right the balance is still fresh. What else can you say about this master that hasn’t seamu said?

Larry Troxel offers an eclectic compilation of poems in 18 themes or topics ranging from addiction to veneration. Heaney never preaches; he is not dogmatic, and his enthusiasm is infectious.

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I am reading the lecture on ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ and it really zones in on aspects of Oscar Wilde that give a different type of insight and makes for really addictive reading. Poetry for lovers of peace and freedom.


After that his lectures on the poets I knew well Larkin, Clare, Bishop and Thomas as well as his discussion of the Ballad of Reading Gaol were the ones that I enjoyed most. After that his lectures on t An excellent series of lectures given by Seamus Heaney in eeamus post as Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. Write a customer review. Lovers and Haters of poetry share this book with friends.

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Next page of related Sponsored Products. Heaney is especially eager to defend the delight in poetry against those who would make it ppetry instrument of political correctness and so serve some specific social or political purpose. View all 3 comments. The Redress of Poetry.