For all his public eminence, Seamus Heaney seems never to have lost the compelling need to write personal letters. In this ample but discriminating selection from fifty years of his correspondence, we are given access as never before to the life and poetic development of a literary titan – from his early days in Belfast, through his controversial decision to settle in the Republic, to the gradual broadening of horizons that culminated in the award of a Nobel Prize and the years of international acclaim that kept him heroically busy until his death. Editor, Christopher Reid draws from both public and private archives to reveal this story in the poet’s own words.
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Author Seamus Heaney Published by Faber & Faber ISBN 9780571341085 EAN 9780571341085 Bic Code Cover Hardback