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The Spirit Level: Poems

 
 
 
 
The Spirit Level: Poems
Author: Seamus Heaney
ISBN 13: 9780374525118
ISBN 10: 374525110
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 1997-04-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
List Price: $13.00
 
 

In this collection, as ever with Heaney, personal memory and humble domestic objects — a whitewash brush, a sofa, a swing — are endowed with talismanic significance, and throughout the collection he addresses his growing concerns, which inevitably include the political situation in his native Northern Ireland, in a poetry that never ceases to be fluid, alert, and completely truthful.