Station Island: Poetry.
by [Poetry] Heaney, Seamus.
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux,
A Very Good tight copy with a small damp stain to the rear board in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The title poem of this collection, set on an Irish island, tells of a pilgrim on an inner journey that leads him back into the world that formed him, and then forward to face the crises of the present. Writing in The Washington Post Book World, Hugh Kenner called the narrative sequence in Seamus Heaney's Station Island "as fine a long poem as we've had in fifty years." Heaney draws on the culture of his native Ireland for this collection. Included are short lyrical verses, a long poem in which Heaney confronts ghosts from his past, and a piece about seventh century Ulster King Sweeney.
Edition: Second Printing of the First Edition
Book Id: 26596