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Connecting Bits and Pieces- Seamus Heaney: Electric Light
(Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing, 2002)
This review essay examines the recurrence of different themes in Seamus Heaney’s Collection Electric Light. It retraces influence of T.S. Eliot in the book and also the ongoing preoccupation with classical references. The ...
The Body as Ethical Synecdoche in the Writing of Seamus Heaney
(Irish Academic Press, 2006)
This essay examines the imaginative use of images of the violently abused body in the writing of Seamus Heaney. Looking at The Cure at Troy and The Burial at Thebes, this essay also looks at real bodies – victims of the ...
Seamus Heaney and the Ethics of Translation
(Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 2003)
This essay deals with two of Heaney’s major translations, Sweeney Astray and The Cure at Troy, are connected in terms of their ability to enunciate the voice of the other as well as to convey increasingly more complex ...
The anxiety of influence: Heaney and Yeats and the place of writing (Pre-published version)
(Nordic Journal of Irish Studies, 2004)
This essay compares and contrasts the writing of William Butler Yeats and Seamus Heaney in terms of their respective enunciations of place. Both writers have a pluralist and emancipatory sense of place, and real places and ...