Seamus Heaney and the Grounds of Hope. Helen Vendler.
Seamus Heaney and the Grounds of Hope
Seamus Heaney and the Grounds of Hope
Seamus Heaney and the Grounds of Hope

Seamus Heaney and the Grounds of Hope

San Francisco: Arion Press, 2004. Limited Edition. Original wraps. One of 400 copies, quarto size, 20 pp. Near fine. Item #CNJL301

Helen Vendler (b. 1933) is an American literary critic who has written dozens of books on Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, and Seamus Heaney. A frequent collaborator with the Arion Press, Vendler gave this lecture at the Arion Press in 2004, with the text being printed as an edition of 400 copies available to subscribers and friends of the Press.

Her essay describes Irish poet Seamus Heaney's (1939-2013) work and his alternating visions of disillusionment and hope for the world, present in his life and work. Heaney, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, has been described as "the most important Irish poet since Yeats" (Robert Lowell, per Wiki); upon his death in 2013, "The Independent" spoke of him as "probably the best-known poet in the world".

___DESCRIPTION: Light grey paper wraps, stitched in white along the spine, with black lettering on the front cover, fore- and bottom edges uncut; quarto size (10.25" by 7"), pagination: [1-2] 3-20, one of 400 copies.

___CONDITION: Just about fine; the covers clean, the corners straight, the binding tight, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; a few spots of light creasing to the rear wrap, else fine.

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