’Throughout the volume Heaney’s outstanding gifts, his eye, his ear, his understanding of the poetic language are on display - this is a book we cannot do without.’ Martin Dodsworth, Guardian
At the centre of this collection, which includes groups of elegies and love poems, there is a short sonnet sequence which concentrates themes apparent elsewhere in the book:
the individual's responsibility for his own choices, the artist's commitment to his vocation, the vulnerability of all in the face of circumstance and death.
|Publisher||Faber & Faber|
|Publication date||8 May 2001|