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The Resource District and circle, Seamus Heaney

District and circle, Seamus Heaney

Label
District and circle
Title
District and circle
Statement of responsibility
Seamus Heaney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Seamus Heaney's new collection starts "In an age of bare hands and cast iron" and ends as "The automatic lock / clunks shut" in the eerie new conditions of a menaced twenty-first century. In their haunted, almost visionary clarity, the poems assay the weight and worth of what has been held in the hand and in the memory. Images out of a childhood spent safe from the horrors of World War II - railway sleepers, a sledgehammer, the "heavyweight / Silence" of "Cattle out in rain"--Are colored by a strongly contemporary sense that "Anything can happen," and other images from the dangerous present - a journey on the Underground, a melting glacier - are fraught with this same anxiety. But District and Circle, which includes a number of prose poems and translations, offers resistance as the poet gathers his staying powers and stands his ground in the hiding places of love and excited language. In a sequence like "The Tollund Man in Springtime" and in several poems which "do the rounds of the district" - its known roads and rivers and trees, its familiar and unfamiliar ghosts - the gravity of memorial is transformed into the grace of recollection. With more relish and conviction than ever, Seamus Heaney maintains his trust in the obduracy of workaday realities and the mystery of everyday renewals. --Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heaney, Seamus
Dewey number
821/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6058.E2
LC item number
D57 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Irish poetry
Label
District and circle, Seamus Heaney
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Out of Shot
  • Rilke :
  • After the Fire
  • District and Circle
  • To George Seferis in the Underworld
  • Wordsworth's Skates
  • The Harrow-Pin
  • Poet to Blacksmith
  • Midnight Anvil
  • Sugan
  • The Turnip-Snedder
  • Senior Infants
  • The Nod
  • A Clip
  • Edward Thomas on the Lagans Road
  • Found Prose
  • The Lift
  • Nonce Words
  • Stern
  • Out of This World
  • In Iowa
  • A Shiver
  • Hofn
  • On the Spot
  • The Tollund Man in Springtime
  • Moyulla
  • Planting the Alder
  • Tate's Avenue
  • A Hagging Match
  • Fiddleheads
  • To Pablo Neruda in Tamlaghtduff
  • Home Help
  • Polish Sleepers
  • Rilke :
  • The Apple Orchard
  • Quitting Time
  • Home Fires
  • The Birch Grove
  • Cavafy :
  • "The rest I'll speak of to the ones below in Hades"
  • In a Loaning
  • The Blackbird of Glanmore
  • Anahorish 1944
  • To Mick Joyce in Heaven
  • The Aerodrome
  • Anything Can Happen
  • Helmet
Control code
61748460
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
78 pages
Isbn
9780374140922
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780374140922
Label
District and circle, Seamus Heaney
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Out of Shot
  • Rilke :
  • After the Fire
  • District and Circle
  • To George Seferis in the Underworld
  • Wordsworth's Skates
  • The Harrow-Pin
  • Poet to Blacksmith
  • Midnight Anvil
  • Sugan
  • The Turnip-Snedder
  • Senior Infants
  • The Nod
  • A Clip
  • Edward Thomas on the Lagans Road
  • Found Prose
  • The Lift
  • Nonce Words
  • Stern
  • Out of This World
  • In Iowa
  • A Shiver
  • Hofn
  • On the Spot
  • The Tollund Man in Springtime
  • Moyulla
  • Planting the Alder
  • Tate's Avenue
  • A Hagging Match
  • Fiddleheads
  • To Pablo Neruda in Tamlaghtduff
  • Home Help
  • Polish Sleepers
  • Rilke :
  • The Apple Orchard
  • Quitting Time
  • Home Fires
  • The Birch Grove
  • Cavafy :
  • "The rest I'll speak of to the ones below in Hades"
  • In a Loaning
  • The Blackbird of Glanmore
  • Anahorish 1944
  • To Mick Joyce in Heaven
  • The Aerodrome
  • Anything Can Happen
  • Helmet
Control code
61748460
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
78 pages
Isbn
9780374140922
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780374140922

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