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Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996

Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
Author: Seamus Heaney
ISBN 13: 9780374526788
ISBN 10: 374526788
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 1999-10-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $19.00

As selected by the author, Opened Ground includes the essential work from Heaney's twelve previous books of poetry, as well as new sequences drawn from two of his landmark translations, The Cure at Troy and Sweeney Astray, and several previously uncollected poems. Heaney's voice is like no other—"by turns mythological and journalistic, rural and sophisticated, reminiscent and impatient, stern and yielding, curt and expansive" (Helen Vendler, The New Yorker)—and this is a one-volume testament to the musicality and precision of that voice. The book closes with Heaney's Nobel Lecture: "Crediting Poetry."

The New York Times - Michiko Kakutani

...[A] remarkable series of poems that stay 'true to the impact of external reality' ...[and remain] 'sensitive to the inner laws of the poet's being'....[his] art, in Mr. Heaney's own words....'commemorates the endurance of the private in the face of history and public grief.'