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Seamus Heaney and Society

Rosie Lavan


Seamus Heaney and Society presents a comprehensive and dynamic new engagement with the work of one of the most celebrated poets of the modern period. In approaching Heaney’s poetry it also recognizes the value of the other roles he took on in the course of his career, notably in education, journalism, and broadcasting, appreciating how his work as a poet was shaped by his work as a teacher, lecturer, critic, and public figure. Mindful of the various spheres of his career it assesses his achievements and status in Ireland, Britain, and the United States. Drawing on a range of archival material, ... More

Keywords: Seamus Heaney, Society, Poetry, Publishing, Education, Broadcasting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198822974
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198822974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosie Lavan, author
Assistant Professor, School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland