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The Spirit Level

Heaney, Seamus

ISBN 10: 0571177603 / ISBN 13: 9780571177608
Editorial: Faber, 1996
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Título: The Spirit Level

Editorial: Faber

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

In this collection, as ever with Heaney, personal memory and humble domestic objects -- a whitewash brush, a sofa, a swing -- are endowed with talismanic significance, and throughout the collection he addresses his growing concerns, which inevitably inclu

Review:

The title of Seamus Heaney's first collection of poetry since winning the Nobel Prize in 1995 is the term used in Ireland for a carpenter's level, an earthy physical allusion to matters of spirit that is quintessential Heaney. And indeed this volume deals masterfully with the finding of a level balancing point in ethical, moral, and spiritual affairs. Heaney has famously likened his craft to the farming activities of his childhood, comparing his pen to his father's spade; here he extends that analogy, comparing the lines of a poem to furrows being plowed in the earth, and "the poem as ploughshare that turns time/ Up and over." Heaney's furrows are straight and clean, his loamy lines abundantly fertile.

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