Vincitore del premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 1995, Seamus Heaney è uno dei più grandi protagonisti del rinascimento culturale irlandese. La sua lirica, come suggerisce Roberto Mussapi, è fortemente legata alla realtà e ai miti della sua terra, ma non assume mai connotazioni particolaristiche o nazionalistiche, si traduce al contrario in una partecipe esplorazione della natura, in un viaggio capillare nel paesaggio, nei segreti delle sue acque e delle sue torbiere, nella vita germinale della campagna. La sua poesia è un incessante lavoro di scavo, la sua penna è, come lui stesso ha scritto, una vanga affondata nella terra alla ricerca delle nostre origini e dei misteri primordiali dell’essere, ma sempre entro i confini dell’esperienza quotidiana e concreta.
- ISBN: 8823508991
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 112
- Data di uscita: 17-04-2014
I love Heaney's poetry & this was good, but reading this much earlier volume immediately after "District & Circle" gives a very clear indication of just how much Heaney's poetry developed. The ease & clarity of the later work is outstanding. The earlier poetry shows greater visible effort in it's pr Leggi tutto
A master of the art of writing poetry. If you are a poet and you haven't read Heaney then you should. If you like literature, then Heaney is a must read.
Poems about the land –descriptive – Imagist perhaps, in their roots – close to the prose of an old local voice disclosing local lore – does anyone really speak prose? Poems about living on and from the land in various guises, and living on and from the water – close to mystical at times – the fatalis Leggi tutto
In Door into the Dark, Heaney tightens up his verse a bit after Death of a Naturalist, focusing more heavily on rhyme and exercising at various points a skewed sonnet styling, which actually works quite well —as well as a sort of ballad styling in the various nature odes. Besides the wondrous Lough Leggi tutto
Heaney's second collection is a clear evolution from 'Death of a Naturalist' and "Elegy for a Still Born Child" is deftly written and emotionally devastating, showing the power of Heaney's poetry even at this early stage.
There was only a few poems in here I enjoyed. My favourite was the salmon Fisher to the salmon. Solid 2.5 stars.
Not as great as his first collection, but still a lot of great stuff in here. Highlights ~ "Dream" "The Outlaw" "The Forge" "Girls Bathing, Galway, 1965" "Elegy for a Still-born Child" "Victorian Guitar" "The Plantation" and "Bogland".
I've always had a soft spot for this book ever since i was given a week off homework as a teenager for being the only kid in my class who could successfully learn off The Forge in one hour. Years later and I still feel aggrieved as I'm convinced, from watching films like Good Will Hunting , that
I wish I could find Mr. Heaney, give him a rib-crushing hug, or pump his hand thoughtfully (he is Irish after all) and say, "You are a fine man, Mr. Heaney, for giving the immeasurable gift of your poetry to anyone who will read it." I can sit with any of the poems in this collection for a long long Leggi tutto
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