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The Haw Lantern (Paperback)

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Widely praised on its first publication in 1978, The Haw Lantern ventured into new imaginative territory with poems exploring the theme of loss - including a celebrated sonnet sequence concerning the death of the poet's mother - joined by meditations on the conscience of the writer and exercises in an allegorical vein.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 15/06/2006 ISBN-13: 9780571232871  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966, and was followed by poetry, criticism and translations which established him as the leading poet of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and twice won the Whitbread Book of the Year, for The Spirit Level (1996) and Beowulf (1999). Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008; Human Chain, his last volume of poems, was awarded the 2010 Forward Prize for Best Collection. He died in 2013. His translation of Virgil's Aeneid Book VI was published posthumously in 2016 to critical acclaim, followed in 2018 by 100 Poems, a selection of poems from his entire career, chosen by his family.

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. The Haw Lantern Particularly poignant is "Clearances" in memory of his mother, especially now after Seamus Heaney's own death. It is interesting that the collection was almost called "The Stone Verdict", treasuring his father's " speechlessness" in a world of "sweet talk and excuses". The image of a Haw Lantern is beautiful and the evocation of Diogenes "seeking one just man" is humbling and shocking in its wisdom.

- 29/10/2013
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