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The Resource This strange loneliness : Heaney's Wordsworth, Peter Mackay

This strange loneliness : Heaney's Wordsworth, Peter Mackay

Label
This strange loneliness : Heaney's Wordsworth
Title
This strange loneliness
Title remainder
Heaney's Wordsworth
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mackay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This Strange Loneliness is the first comprehensive account of the poetic relationship between Seamus Heaney and William Wordsworth. Peter Mackay explores how Heaney repeatedly turns to the Romantic poet's work for inspiration, corroboration, and amplification, and as a model for the fortifying power of poetry itself, which offers the fundamental lesson that "it is on this earth 'we find our happiness, or not at all.'" Through an in-depth look at archival materials, and at uncollected poems and prose by Heaney, Mackay traces the evolution of Heaney's readings of Wordsworth throughout his career, revealing their shared interest in the connections between poetry and education, the possibility of a beneficial understanding of poetic influence, the complexities of place and displacement, ideas of transcendence, and ultimately the importance of "late style": later poems by Wordsworth might prove a cautionary tale, as well as example, for any poet. Placing Heaney's readings within their political, historical, and poetic contexts the book also explores how he negotiated the complex relationship between Irish and British culture and identity to claim a persistent form of kinship, and forge a strange community, with the Romantic poet."--
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic formats.
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mackay, Peter
Dewey number
821/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6058.E2
LC item number
Z75 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Label
This strange loneliness : Heaney's Wordsworth, Peter Mackay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Advancements of learning -- Fosterage and poetic influence -- Places and displacements : haunted ground -- The necessity of an idea of transcendence -- "Total play and truth in earnest" : Heaney's late style
Control code
1202057465
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780228005728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1202057465
Label
This strange loneliness : Heaney's Wordsworth, Peter Mackay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Advancements of learning -- Fosterage and poetic influence -- Places and displacements : haunted ground -- The necessity of an idea of transcendence -- "Total play and truth in earnest" : Heaney's late style
Control code
1202057465
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780228005728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1202057465

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