The Redress of Poetry
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