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Electric light ( Signed )

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Product description

Seamus Heaney's new collection travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical world, revisiting the poet's childhood: rural electrification and the light of ancient evenings are reconciled within the orbit of a single lifetime. This is a book about origins (not least the origins of words) and oracles: the places where things start from, the ground of understanding - whether in Arcadia or Anahorish, the sanctuary at Epidaurus or the Bann valley in County Derry. Electric Light ranges from short takes 'glosses' to conversation poems whose cunning passagework gives rein to the must and drift of talk. The pre-Socratic wisdom that everything flows is held in tension with the fixities of remembrance: elegising friends and fellow poets, naming the real names of contemporaries behind the Shakespearean roles they played at school. These gifts of recollection renew the poet's calling to assign to things their proper names; once again, Heaney can be heard extending his word-hoard and rollcall in this, his eleventh collection.


Signed in pen by author on title page.
Dust jacket intact but colour faded on spine.
Black boards. Corners very light wear.
No other inscriptions.

Item details

Added value:
first edition. signed
Author(s):
Seamus Heaney
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
145 mm x 225 mm 278 g
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571207626
ISBN-13:
9780571207626
Number of pages:
82
Publisher:
Faber

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Seamus Heaney's new collection travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical world, revisiting the poet's childhood: rural electrification and the light of ancient evenings are reconciled within the orbit of a single lifetime. This is a book about origins (not least the origins of words) and oracles: the places where things start from, the ground of understanding - whether in Arcadia or Anahorish, the sanctuary at Epidaurus or the Bann valley in County Derry. Electric Light ranges from short takes 'glosses' to conversation poems whose cunning passagework gives rein to the must and drift of talk. The pre-Socratic wisdom that everything flows is held in tension with the fixities of remembrance: elegising friends and fellow poets, naming the real names of contemporaries behind the Shakespearean roles they played at school. These gifts of recollection renew the poet's calling to assign to things their proper names; once again, Heaney can be heard extending his word-hoard and rollcall in this, his eleventh collection.


Signed in pen by author on title page.
Dust jacket intact but colour faded on spine.
Black boards. Corners very light wear.
No other inscriptions.

Added value:
first edition. signed
Author(s):
Seamus Heaney
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
145 mm x 225 mm 278 g
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571207626
ISBN-13:
9780571207626
Number of pages:
82
Publisher:
Faber

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