Electric Light: Poems.
by [Poetry] Heaney, Seamus.
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux,
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This collection by Seamus Heaney travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical world and revisiting the poet's childhood: rural electrification and the light of ancient evenings are reconciled within the orbit of a single lifetime. This is a book about origins (not least, the origins of words) and oracles: the places where things start from, the ground of understanding -- whether in Arcadia or Anahorish, the sanctuary at Epidaurus or the Bann valley in County Derry. Electric Light ranges from short takes to conversation poems. The pre-Socratic wisdom that everything flows is held in tension with the elegizing of friends and fellow poets.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26692