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The Resource Seamus Heaney : the crisis of identity, Floyd Collins

Seamus Heaney : the crisis of identity, Floyd Collins

Label
Seamus Heaney : the crisis of identity
Title
Seamus Heaney
Title remainder
the crisis of identity
Statement of responsibility
Floyd Collins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than most contemporary poets, Seamus Heaney's work reflects a search for personal and cultural identity, a desire to come to terms with his own unique heritage. In this study, Floyd Collins develops a model of crisis that proves an apt tool for assessing Seamus Heaney's poetic career." "In his assessment of Heaney's literary influences, Collins establishes the crisis of identity as a palpable reality for such predecessors as William Butler Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh, James Joyce, and other Irish writers. Inevitably intertwined with his upbringing as a rural Catholic in Ulster, Heaney's complex and ongoing responses to his literary ancestors are a crucial part of his poetic identity. Though he recognizes elements of his own crisis in their lives and work, he is unable to emulate them without qualification; thus, they have functioned as significant sources of positive and negative identity throughout his career. Heaney's confrontations with Yeats and Joyce in particular receive special emphasis here. Collins also considers Heaney's work as a translator, which has provided fresh voices, new masks, and the reassuring continuity of a native literary tradition that emerged long before Yeats and Joyce. Collins also weighs the critical reception of Heaney's works and the pressures placed on contemporary Irish poets to respond to the Troubles. Though first and foremost a literary study, Seamus Heaney: The Crisis of Identity places Heaney's work within a broad scholarly matrix, drawing on folklore, archaeology, geography, cultural studies, psychology, and history to clarify the impact of Heaney's native culture upon his life and poetry."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Floyd
Dewey number
821/.914
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6058.E2
LC item number
Z58 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Heaney, Seamus
Label
Seamus Heaney : the crisis of identity, Floyd Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crisis of identity and the development of a poetic consciousness -- Heaney's response to the troubles : history, myth, and the bog poems -- Field work and Station Island : a door into the light -- A poetics of transcendence -- Epilogue : Beowulf and electric light
Control code
50803135
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780874138054
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002151559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Seamus Heaney : the crisis of identity, Floyd Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crisis of identity and the development of a poetic consciousness -- Heaney's response to the troubles : history, myth, and the bog poems -- Field work and Station Island : a door into the light -- A poetics of transcendence -- Epilogue : Beowulf and electric light
Control code
50803135
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780874138054
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002151559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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