The Spirit Level

The Spirit Level

Book - 1996
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In this collection, as ever with Heaney, personal memory and humble domestic objects -- a whitewash brush, a sofa, a swing -- are endowed with talismanic significance, and throughout the collection he addresses his growing concerns, which inevitably include the political situation in his native Northern Ireland, in a poetry that never ceases to be fluid, alert, and completely truthful.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374267797
Branch Call Number: 821 HEA
Characteristics: 81 p.


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Nov 26, 2015

These poems are all reminiscences of his life as a youth and young man, in so far I can tell from the poems themselves, for he provides no introduction nor notes of any kind. None of them are extraordinary or the result of a lightning strike. But, they are all well-crafted.

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