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Seamus Heaney (1939–2013)

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

197+ Works 13,744 Membros 139 Reviews 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 de Seamus Heaney

Opened Ground: Poems 1966–1996 (1998) 1,483 cópias
Selected Poems, 1966-1987 (1990) 1,232 cópias
The Rattle Bag (1982) — Editor — 919 cópias
Beowulf: A Verse Translation [Norton Critical Edition] (2002) — Tradutor; Tradutor — 890 cópias
Death of a Naturalist (1966) 714 cópias
District and Circle (2006) 638 cópias
The Spirit Level (1996) 617 cópias
North (1975) 501 cópias
Seeing Things (1991) 494 cópias
Electric Light (2001) 455 cópias
Station Island (1984) 426 cópias
Human Chain (2010) 419 cópias
Field Work (1979) 410 cópias
The redress of poetry (1995) 360 cópias
The Haw Lantern (1987) 306 cópias
Sweeney Astray (0800) 303 cópias
Aeneid: Book VI [in translation] (0029) — Tradutor — 213 cópias
The School Bag (1997) — Editor — 192 cópias
100 Poems (2018) 155 cópias
Door into the Dark (1969) 146 cópias
Wintering Out (1972) 145 cópias
Selected Poems 1988-2013 (2014) 136 cópias
Beowulf: abridged audio (2000) 77 cópias
Homage to Robert Frost (1996) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Sweeney's Flight (1900) 26 cópias
The Midnight Verdict (1993) 25 cópias
The Letters of Seamus Heaney (2023) 22 cópias
The Complete Translations (2023) 21 cópias
På väg : dikter (1994) 19 cópias
Collected Poems (1999) 18 cópias
Seamus Heaney (1988) 12 cópias
Vereffeningen gedichten (1991) 12 cópias
Ojanpiennarten kuningas (1995) 11 cópias
Tonen som kom (1989) 7 cópias
Poems (1 vol Stock no.424) (1995) 6 cópias
Poèmes, 1966-1984 (1988) 6 cópias
Una porta sul buio (1998) 6 cópias
Attraversamenti (1995) 4 cópias
The testament of Cresseid (2004) 4 cópias
Vattenpasset (2002) 4 cópias
Antologia Poética (1994) 4 cópias
The Poet and the Piper (2003) 4 cópias
Ukkosvaloa (1997) 4 cópias
Poesie scelte (1996) 4 cópias
Selected Poems 2 cópias
Conlán 2 cópias
44 wiersze (1994) 2 cópias
Sonetos: Edicion Bilingue (2008) 2 cópias
The Riverbank Field (2007) 2 cópias
Burial at Thebes, The ; 1 exemplar(es)
Stations (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
Seamus Heaney: The Shaping Spirit (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Eleven Poems 1 exemplar(es)
Salmagundi 1 exemplar(es)
Cadena humana (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
“The Early Purges” 1 exemplar(es)
“Punishment” 1 exemplar(es)
The School Bag 1 exemplar(es)
Hundra dikter (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Poems and a Memoir 1 exemplar(es)
ALFABETE 1 exemplar(es)
Auguri: to Mary Kelleher (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Distrito Y Circular (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Tree Clock 1 exemplar(es)
Ploughshares 20: Spring 1980 — Guest Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Glanmore sonnets 1 exemplar(es)
Interactions: A Collection (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Zawierzyć poezji (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
La lucarne/L'étrange et le connu (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Jasanová hůl 1 exemplar(es)
Seamus Heaney, a life well written (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Bog Poems (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
Die Poesie würdigen (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
W.B. Yeats 1 exemplar(es)
32 Poems [Printout] 1 exemplar(es)
Ireland Journal V1 4/95 1 exemplar(es)
Seamus Heaney; 100 Poems 1 exemplar(es)
New and Selected Poems (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Regio en ring gedichten (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Catena umana (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Seamus Heaney Box Set (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
El nivel (Spanish Edition) (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
VIENDO VISIONES 1 exemplar(es)
Laments (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Fältarbete 1 exemplar(es)
創作の場所 (2001) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Beowulf (1000) — Introdução, algumas edições; Tradutor, algumas edições; Narrador, algumas edições25,500 cópias
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,268 cópias
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições626 cópias
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume A (2005) — Tradutor, algumas edições431 cópias
A Way of Life, Like Any Other (1978) — Introdução — 310 cópias
W. B. Yeats: Poems Selected by Seamus Heaney (2000) — Editor, algumas edições297 cópias
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuinte, algumas edições289 cópias
The People of the Sea: A Journey in Search of the Seal Legend (1954) — Introdução, algumas edições219 cópias
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
The Penguin Book of Irish Verse (1982) — Contribuinte — 197 cópias
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Contribuinte, algumas edições167 cópias
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation (2010) — Prefácio, algumas edições153 cópias
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables (1500) — Tradutor — 126 cópias
Granta 111: Going Back (2010) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições109 cópias
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
Laments (1981) — Tradutor, algumas edições82 cópias
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Poets from the North of Ireland (1979) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Finest Music: Early Irish Lyrics (2014) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algumas edições19 cópias
James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays (1992) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Modern Poets: Four (1968) — Autor — 17 cópias
Oxford Readings in Vergil's Eclogues (2008) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Art of translation : voices from the field (1989) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Antaeus: Fiction, Poetry, Documents - Jubilee Edition (1991) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The New Salmagundi Reader (1996) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Archipelago: Number Two - Spring 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Archipelago, Number One, Summer 2007 (2007) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Beowulf — Tradutor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Heaney, Seamus
Nome de batismo
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
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1995)
Steven Barclay Agency
Pequena biografia
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 | outras 8 resenhas | 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 resenha | 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.
… (mais)
Caroline_McElwee | Nov 30, 2023 |
I prefer the original but this was well done.
VictorHalfwit | outras 2 resenhas | Oct 19, 2023 |



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