The Rattle Bag

An Anthology of Poetry

Seamus Heaney, edited by Ted Hughes
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Conceived as a collection of the editors' own favourite poems, The Rattle Bag has established itself as the classic anthology of our time. Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes have brought together an inspired and diverse selection, ranging from undisputed masterpieces to rare discoveries, as well as drawing upon works in translation and traditional poems from oral cultures. In effect, this anthology has transformed the way we define and appreciate poetry, and it will continue to do so for years to come.

Author bio:

Seamus Heaney was born in 1939 in County Derry in Northern Ireland. He grew up in the country, on a farm, in touch with a traditional rural way of life, which he wrote about in his first book Death of a Naturalist (1966). He attended the local school and in 1951 went as a boarder to St Columb's College, about 40 miles away in Derry (the poem 'Singing School' in North refers to this period of his life). In 1956 he went on a scholarship to Queen's University, Belfast and graduated with a first class degree in English Language and Literature in 1961. After a year as a post-graduate at a college of education, and a year teaching in a secondary modern school in Ballymurphy, he was appointed to the staff of St Joseph's College of Education. In 1966 Seamus Heaney took up a lecturing post in the English Department of Queen's University, and remained there until 1972, spending the academic year 1970-71 as a visiting Professor at the University of California in Berkeley.

Category: Poetry
ISBN: 9780571225835
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Poetry
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 496
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Poetry

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