District and Circle

District and Circle

Seamus Heaney's new collection starts "In an age of bare hands and cast iron" and ends as "The automatic lock / clunks shut" in the eerie new conditions of a menaced twenty-first century. In their haunted, almost visionary clarity, the poems assay the weight and worth of what has been held in the hand and in the memory. Images out of a childhood spent safe from the horrors of World War II – railway sleepers, a sledgehammer, the "heavyweight / Silence" of "Cattle… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 13, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English

Awards: T. S. Eliot Prize 2006 winner


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