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A tribute to Seamus Heaney

A tribute to Seamus Heaney
Today we pay tribute to the Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, whose life and work are being celebrated in a new BBC Radio 4 series Four Sides of Seamus Heaney, on the tenth anniversary of his death.
A tribute to Seamus Heaney

'Works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth'

Seamus HEANEY. Eleven Poems. Belfast1965.

£2,500

Heaney's rare first published work, with the notice for his ‘first book of poems, Death of a Naturalist’ which was to be published in Spring 1966.

Seamus HEANEY. Door Into the Dark. London, 1969.

£650


An exceptionally attractive copy of Seamus Heaney’s second major collection of poetry.

Seamus HEANEY. North. London, 1975.  

£2,850


One of the poet’s major achievements, this copy inscribed by Heaney. 

Seamus HEANEY. New Selected Poems 1966 - 1987. New York, 1990.

£350

First US edition. One of 200 specially bound and numbered copies, signed by the author.

Seamus HEANEY; Hughie O’DONOGHUE (artist); Sebastian CARTER (designer). The Testament of Cresseid. Cambridge, 2004.  

£2,250

A faithful rendering of a 15th-century poem originally composed in the Scots language by Henryson, here given fresh new life by Seamus Heaney.

Seamus HEANEY. Spelling it Out: in honour of Brian Friel on his 80th birthday. Loughcrew, 
2009.  

£525


A touching and eloquent tribute to his dear friend Brian Friel. Published on Friel's 80th birthday, this charming volume reflects the camaraderie between two great literary minds. 

Tune In

BBC Radio 4 is marking this anniversary with a series of four programmes, each focusing on a different aspect of Heaney's work, each with a different presenter with personal knowledge of the poet.

Click here to listen now.

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