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Seamus Heaney's Regions, Richard Rankin Russell

Label
Seamus Heaney's Regions
Title
Seamus Heaney's Regions
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rankin Russell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Regional voices from England, Ireland, and Scotland inspired Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel prize-winner, to become a poet, and his home region of Northern Ireland provided the subject matter for much of his poetry. In his work, Heaney explored, recorded, and preserved both the disappearing agrarian life of his origins and the dramatic rise of sectarianism and the subsequent outbreak of the Northern Irish "Troubles" beginning in the late 1960s. At the same time, Heaney consistently imagined a new region of Northern Ireland where the conflicts that have long beset it and, by extension, the relationship between Ireland and the United Kingdom might be synthesized and resolved. Finally, there is a third region Heaney committed himself to explore and map-the spirit region, that world beyond our ken. In Seamus Heaney's Regions, Richard Rankin Russell argues that Heaney's regions-the first, geographic, historical, political, cultural, linguistic; the second, a future where peace, even reconciliation, might one day flourish; the third, the life beyond this one-offer the best entrance into and a unified understanding of Heaney's body of work in poetry, prose, translations, and drama. As Russell shows, Heaney believed in the power of ideas-and the texts representing them-to begin resolving historical divisions. For Russell, Heaney's regionalist poetry contains a "Hegelian synthesis" view of history that imagines potential resolutions to the conflicts that have plagued Ireland and Northern Ireland for centuries. Drawing on extensive archival and primary material by the poet, Seamus Heaney's Regions examines Heaney's work from before his first published poetry volume, Death of a Naturalist in 1966, to his most recent volume, the elegiac Human Chain in 2010, to provide the most comprehensive treatment of the poet's work to date. "Richard Rankin Russell's Seamus Heaney's Regions is a major and original contribution; it is hard to think of another critical work on Heaney that is so complete in its coverage, from the earliest activities to Human Chain. Russell is extremely well-versed in Heaney's writings, and extends his analysis beyond the usual concentration on the poetry to bring in the crucial prose and dramatic works, including the early, largely forgotten items. The breadth of his approach makes his book of interest to scholars in such neighboring fields as social geography, history, and theology as well as contemporary literature."--Bernard O'Donoghue, Wadham College, University of Oxford"--
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Provided by publisher
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Russell, Richard Rankin
Dewey number
821/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6058.E2
LC item number
Z866 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Heaney, Seamus, -- 1939-2013 -- Criticism and interpretation
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • English Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
Label
Seamus Heaney's Regions, Richard Rankin Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Development of Northern Irish Regionalism -- Recording Bigotry and Imagining a New Province: Heaney and BBC Northern Ireland Radio, 1968-73 -- Heaney's Essays on Regional Writers: The 1970s -- Wounds and Fire: Northern Ireland in Heaney's 1970s Poetry -- Darkness Visible: Irish Catholicism, the American Civil Rights Movement, and the Blackness of "Strange Fruit" -- Border Crossings: Heaney's Prose Poems in Stations -- Joyce, Burns, and Holub: Heaney's Independent Regionalism in An Open Letter -- Affirming and Transcending Regionalism: Joyce, Dante, Eliot, and the Tercet Form in Station Island and The Haw Lantern -- The Northern Irish Context and Owen and Yeats -- Intertexts in The Cure at Troy -- Guttural and Global: Heaney's Regionalism after 1990 -- "My Ship of Genius Now Shakes Out Her Sail": The Spirit Region and the Tercet in Seeing Things and Human Chain -- Visiting the Dead and Welcoming Newborns: Human Chain and Heaney's Three Regions
Control code
885071845
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268158385
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgjg9p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885071845
Label
Seamus Heaney's Regions, Richard Rankin Russell
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Development of Northern Irish Regionalism -- Recording Bigotry and Imagining a New Province: Heaney and BBC Northern Ireland Radio, 1968-73 -- Heaney's Essays on Regional Writers: The 1970s -- Wounds and Fire: Northern Ireland in Heaney's 1970s Poetry -- Darkness Visible: Irish Catholicism, the American Civil Rights Movement, and the Blackness of "Strange Fruit" -- Border Crossings: Heaney's Prose Poems in Stations -- Joyce, Burns, and Holub: Heaney's Independent Regionalism in An Open Letter -- Affirming and Transcending Regionalism: Joyce, Dante, Eliot, and the Tercet Form in Station Island and The Haw Lantern -- The Northern Irish Context and Owen and Yeats -- Intertexts in The Cure at Troy -- Guttural and Global: Heaney's Regionalism after 1990 -- "My Ship of Genius Now Shakes Out Her Sail": The Spirit Region and the Tercet in Seeing Things and Human Chain -- Visiting the Dead and Welcoming Newborns: Human Chain and Heaney's Three Regions
Control code
885071845
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268158385
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgjg9p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885071845

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