Seamus Heaney as Aesthetic Thinker: A Study of the Prose by Eugene O'Brien

By Eugene O'Brien

Seamus Heaney’s unforeseen dying in August 2013 dropped at of entirety his physique of labor, and students are just now coming to appreciate the whole scale and value of this striking occupation. The Nobel Prize–winning poet, translator, and playwright from the North of eire is taken into account crucial Irish poet after Yeats and, on the time of his demise, arguably the main well-known dwelling poet. as a result, a lot of the scholarship to this point on Heaney has understandably curious about his poetry. O’Brien’s new paintings, even if, specializes in Heaney’s essays, ebook chapters, and lectures because it seeks to appreciate how Heaney explored the poet’s position on the planet. by way of interpreting Heaney’s prose, O’Brien teases out a clearer knowing of Heaney’s feel of the functionality of poetry as an act of public highbrow and moral inquiry. In doing so, O’Brien reads Heaney as a classy philosopher within the ecu culture, contemplating him along Heidegger, Derrida, Lacan, and Adorno. learning Heaney inside of this theoretical and philosophical culture sheds new and invaluable mild on one of many maximum artistic minds of the 20 th century.

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