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The redress of poetry, Seamus Heaney

Label
The redress of poetry
Title
The redress of poetry
Statement of responsibility
Seamus Heaney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These lectures were delivered by Seamus Heaney while he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. In the first of them, Heaney discusses and celebrates poetry's special ability to redress spiritual balance and to function as a counterweight to hostile and oppressive forces in the world. He proceeds to explore how this 'redress' manifests itself in a diverse range of poems and poets, including Christopher Marlowe's 'Hero and Leander', 'The Midnight Court' by the eighteenth-century Irish poet Brian Merriman, John Clare's vernacular writing and Oscar Wilde's 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'. Several twentieth-century poets are also discussed - W. B. Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Elizabeth Bishop and others - and the whole book constitutes a vivid proof of the claim that 'poetry is strong enough to help'
  • Seamus Heaney defines the title of this work of criticism as follows: "To redress poetry is to know and celebrate it for its forcibleness as itself . . . not only as a matter of profferd argument and edifying content but as a matter of angelic potential, a motion of the soul." Throughout this collection, Heaney's insight and eloquence are themselves of a poetic order
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heaney, Seamus
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR503
LC item number
.H38 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • American poetry
  • English poetry
Label
The redress of poetry, Seamus Heaney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-[212])
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 redress of poetry -- Extending the alphabet : on Christopher Marlowe's 'Hero and Leander' -- Orpheus in Ireland : on Brian Merriman's The midnight court -- John Clare's Prog -- Speranza in Reading : on 'The ballad of Reading Gaol' -- A torchlight procession of one : on Hugh MacDiarmid -- Dylan the durable? : on Dylan Thomas -- Joy or night : last things in the poetry of W.B. Yeats and Philip Larkin -- Counting to a hundred : on Elizabeth Bishop -- Frontiers of writing
Control code
32548359
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xviii, 211 pages, 1 unnumbered page
Isbn
9780374248536
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95019556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1709422
Label
The redress of poetry, Seamus Heaney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-[212])
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 redress of poetry -- Extending the alphabet : on Christopher Marlowe's 'Hero and Leander' -- Orpheus in Ireland : on Brian Merriman's The midnight court -- John Clare's Prog -- Speranza in Reading : on 'The ballad of Reading Gaol' -- A torchlight procession of one : on Hugh MacDiarmid -- Dylan the durable? : on Dylan Thomas -- Joy or night : last things in the poetry of W.B. Yeats and Philip Larkin -- Counting to a hundred : on Elizabeth Bishop -- Frontiers of writing
Control code
32548359
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xviii, 211 pages, 1 unnumbered page
Isbn
9780374248536
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95019556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1709422

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