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School Bag By Seamus Heaney

School Bag
by Seamus Heaney

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The editors of "The Rattle Bag" present an anthology which is designed as a history of the poetry of the British Isles and of poetry in the English language. It includes not only poems from the established canon, but also examples of Old English, Middle English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh poetry.
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School Bag by Seamus Heaney

'Ted Hughes, the poet laureate, and Seamus Heaney, the Nobel prizewinner, have set out to produce the best anthology they can imagine. The result is exciting, surprising, broad in its taste and pulls the readers through it like a novel.' Sean O'Brien, Sunday Times 'This is a very high-voltage book, crammed with poetic intensity.Heady, visionary, and voyaging, this one is a winner.' Robert Crawford, Independent

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About Seamus Heaney


Seamus Heaney was born in 1939 in County Derry in Northern Ireland. He grew up in the country, on a farm, in touch with a traditional rural way of life, which he wrote about in his first book Death of a Naturalist (1966). He attended the local school and in 1951 went as a boarder to St Columb's College, about 40 miles away in Derry (the poem 'Singing School' in North refers to this period of his life). In 1956 he went on a scholarship to Queen's University, Belfast and graduated with a first class degree in English Language and Literature in 1961. After a year as a post-graduate at a college of education, and a year teaching in a secondary modern school in Ballymurphy, he was appointed to the staff of St Joseph's College of Education. In 1966 Seamus Heaney took up a lecturing post in the English Department of Queen's University, and remained there until 1972, spending the academic year 1970-71 as a visiting Professor at the University of California in Berkeley.

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GOR000941745
School Bag by Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1997-04-07
608
0571177514
9780571177516
N/A
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