The Redress of Poetry

The Redress of Poetry

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Author: Seamus Heaney

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1996)

Seamus Heaney defines the title of this work of criticism as follows: "To redress poetry is to know and celebrate it for its forcibleness as itself . . . not only as a matter of profferd argument and edifying content but as a matter of angelic potential, a motion of the soul." Throughout this collection, Heaney's insight and eloquence are themselves of a poetic order.

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature