Coverart for item
The Resource Seamus Heaney and the classics : Bann Valley muses, edited by Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, and Helen Eastman

Seamus Heaney and the classics : Bann Valley muses, edited by Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, and Helen Eastman

Label
Seamus Heaney and the classics : Bann Valley muses
Title
Seamus Heaney and the classics
Title remainder
Bann Valley muses
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, and Helen Eastman
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Seamus Heaney, the great Irish poet, made a significant contribution to classical reception in modern poetry; though occasional essays have appeared in the past, this volume is the first to be wholly dedicated to this perspective on his work. Comprising literary criticism by scholars of both classical reception and contemporary literature in English, it includes contributions from critics who are also poets, as well as from theatre practitioners on their interpretations and productions of Heaney's versions of Greek drama; well-known names are joined by early-career contributors, and friends and collaborators of Heaney sit alongside those who admired him from afar. The papers focus on two main areas: Heaney's fascination with Greek drama and myth - shown primarily in his two Sophoclean versions, but also in his engagement in other poems with Hesiod, with Aeschylus' Agamemnon, and with myths such as that of Antaeus - and his interest in Latin poetry, primarily that of Virgil but also that of Horace; a version of an Horatian ode was famously the vehicle for Heaney's comment on the events of 11 September 2001 in 'Anything Can Happen' (District and Circle, 2006). Although a number of the contributions cover similar material, they do so from distinctively different angles: for example, Heaney's interest in Virgil is linked with the traditions of Irish poetry, his capacity as a translator, and his annotations in his own text of a standard translation, as well as being investigated in its long development over his poetic career, while his Greek dramas are considered as verbal poetry, as comments on Irish politics, and as stage-plays with concomitant issues of production and interpretation. Heaney's posthumous translation of Virgil's Aeneid VI (2016) comes in for considerable attention, and this will be the first volume to study this major work from several angles."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
821.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6058.E2
LC item number
Z8825 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harrison, S. J.
  • Macintosh, Fiona
  • Eastman, Helen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • English literature
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • 18.05 English literature
  • English literature
Label
Seamus Heaney and the classics : Bann Valley muses, edited by Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, and Helen Eastman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Boustrophedon between Hellas and Home -- 3. Antaeus on the Move -- 4. Heaney and Hesiod 5: 'Mycenae Lookout' and the Example of Aeschylus; 6: A Door into the Dark: Staging The Burial at Thebes; 7: Ancient Greek Sailors with Twentieth-Century Metaphors (and Pan-Chronic Trousers): Directing Seamus Heaney's The Cure at Troy; 8: Speaking Truth to Power: Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes and the Poetry of Redress5058 Book IXBook X; Book XI; Book XII; Inside Back Cover; Conclusion; 15: Heaney as Translator: Horace and Virgil; Introduction; Horace-Early and Late; Heaney and Virgil Aeneid VI; Conclusion; 16: Epilogue: Heaney's 'Classical Ground'; Bibliography; 1. Works by Seamus Heaney; 2. Other Items; Index of Works of Seamus Heaney Cited; Index of Classical Works Cited; General Index
Control code
1090853487
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780198805656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090853487
Label
Seamus Heaney and the classics : Bann Valley muses, edited by Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, and Helen Eastman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Boustrophedon between Hellas and Home -- 3. Antaeus on the Move -- 4. Heaney and Hesiod 5: 'Mycenae Lookout' and the Example of Aeschylus; 6: A Door into the Dark: Staging The Burial at Thebes; 7: Ancient Greek Sailors with Twentieth-Century Metaphors (and Pan-Chronic Trousers): Directing Seamus Heaney's The Cure at Troy; 8: Speaking Truth to Power: Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes and the Poetry of Redress5058 Book IXBook X; Book XI; Book XII; Inside Back Cover; Conclusion; 15: Heaney as Translator: Horace and Virgil; Introduction; Horace-Early and Late; Heaney and Virgil Aeneid VI; Conclusion; 16: Epilogue: Heaney's 'Classical Ground'; Bibliography; 1. Works by Seamus Heaney; 2. Other Items; Index of Works of Seamus Heaney Cited; Index of Classical Works Cited; General Index
Control code
1090853487
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780198805656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090853487

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...