The Redress of Poetry by Seamus Heaney




Title: The Redress of Poetry

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition As new first edition hardback copy with dust jacket.These lectures were delivere at Oxford.d by Seamus Heaney while he was Professor of Poetry. In the first of them Heaney discusses and celebrates poetry’s special ability to redress spiritual balance and to function as a counterweight to hostile and oppressive forces in the world. He proceeds to explore how this “redress” manifests itself in in a diverse range of poems and poets including Christopher Marlowe’s “Hero and Leander”, “The Midnight Court” by the eighteenth-century Irish poet Brian Merriman, John Clare’s vernacular writing and Oscar Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” Several twentieth-century poets are also discussed. Collector”s Item.