The Spirit Level by Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney The Spirit Level Cover
Seamus Heaney The Spirit Level Title Page
Table of Contents
Seamus Heaney "The Rain Stick"
Seamus Heaney "A Sofa in the Forties"
Seamus Heaney "Two Lorries"
London, Boston. Faber and Faber Limited. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine, slight tanning to pages over time. Jacket Condition: Like New. 70pp. 

After Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, it was over a year until the publication and subsequent reveal of the poet's latest work, here in The Spirit Level. Like the architect in his poem "fasted on the doorstep of his gift," the collection reveals a poet still "exacting more" from the practice of poetry even past awards and recognition. In an alchemy of established mastery and the bright pursuit for new means of expression, The Spirit Level makes a horizon of ascension; bringing Apollo in line with the contemporary human conditions of family, politics, and elegy, marking another phase of Heaney's lasting patrimony. 
 
Winner of Whitbread Book of the Year (UK). 
Jacket illustration: Detail of Bees from MS Ashmole (Oxford: Bodleian Library, fol. 75x. 1559. ill. in colour). 
Seamus Heaney The Spirit Level Cover
Seamus Heaney The Spirit Level Title Page
Table of Contents
Seamus Heaney "The Rain Stick"
Seamus Heaney "A Sofa in the Forties"
Seamus Heaney "Two Lorries"

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