Saturday June 6, 2020

Heaney returns to his past

District And Circle, by Seamus Heaney, Faber & Faber, €15.99.

22nd April, 2006

District And Circle, by Seamus Heaney, Faber & Faber, €15.99.

District and Circle is Seamus Heaney’s 12th book and it is very much a revisiting of his past, a circling and remapping of terrain familiar from 30 years of previous work.

Few poets are likely to abandon their lifetime’s concerns and preoccupation and jump on board some skittish new craft. But what is remarkable about this collection is the extent to which it situates...

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