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Seamus Heaney and the Grounds of Hope by  Helen; Vendler - Paperback - Limited Edition - 2004 - from Swan's Fine Books and Biblio.com

Seamus Heaney and the Grounds of Hope

by Vendler, Helen;

Condition: Near fine


San Francisco: Arion Press, 2004. Limited Edition. Original wraps. Near fine. One of 400 copies, quarto size, 20 pp. Helen Vendler (b. 1933) is an American literary critic who has written dozens of books on Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, and Seamus Heaney. A frequent collaborator with the Arion Press, Vendler gave this lecture at the Arion Press in 2004, with the text being printed as an edition of 400 copies available to subscribers and friends of the Press. Her essay describes Irish poet Seamus Heaney's (1939-2013) work and his alternating visions of disillusionment and hope for the world, present in his life and work. Heaney, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, has been described as "the most important Irish poet since Yeats" (Robert Lowell, per Wiki); upon his death in 2013, "The Independent" spoke of him as "probably the best-known poet in the world". ___DESCRIPTION: Light grey paper wraps, stitched in white along the spine, with black lettering on the front cover, fore- and bottom edges uncut; quarto size (10.25" by 7"), pagination: [1-2] 3-20, one of 400 copies. ___CONDITION: Just about fine; the covers clean, the corners straight, the binding tight, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; a few spots of light creasing to the rear wrap, else fine. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
  • Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: CNJL301
  • Title: Seamus Heaney and the Grounds of Hope
  • Author: Vendler, Helen;
  • Format/binding: Original wraps
  • Book condition: Used - Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Arion Press
  • Place: San Francisco
  • Date published: 2004
  • Keywords: Fine Press, Arion Press, Poetry, Seamus Heaney, Helen Vendler, Literary Criticism, Hand-Set Type, Letterpress, Nobel Prize

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