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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I am sorry Mr. Heaney has left us I have read and reread this book of poetry. It will stay on my night table for a long while. I wish I could write like this and think like he did. One person found this helpful.
It follows Dante's meeting with different shades in The Divine Comedy. Although unlike TS Eliot who increasingly become religious in his work partly due to what Dante claimed in the Divine Comedy that writing needs a transcendence and it must come from god , Heaney rejects religion as a form of transcendence. It starts to get challenging then, more asking of literary prowess. It'll be one of those books on the shelf that won't allow for the gathering of dust, I'll be rifling through it 'til the end of time!
A long introduction contextualizing the poems or a commentary such as Issa wrote for his haiku would do it and possibly I could see the greatness in these poems, but, honestly, as they stand these just seems like a lot of self-involved BS to this reader. One idiot wrote a condescending response to this review suggesting I read up on the background of Heaney's trip, as if the lack of clarity in this book is my fault for not doing my research.
What a load of crap. Hey, I teach Shakespeare, a writer whose language and values can be difficult for us to access years later. You can't tell your Dante without a scorecard. The difference is that these guys died a long time ago and the world has changed a lot.
Famous Seamus died the year I write this. He chose not to put information into these poems or write a clarifying introduction that gives readers enough to understand them. You heard of "don't blame the victim," lady? Well, don't blame the reader for what the writer failed to do.
Oct 06, Danny Daley rated it really liked it. The name of the collection comes from the long poem that makes up all of part two of this three part book. For many, this is the most important part of the book, but I'd have to say that, for me personally, it resonated with me the least.
It was difficult for me to wade through the twelve parts of that long poem to see where they connect, and how they work together to create a single effect. I found the vast majority of the poems in part one to be excellent, exactly as I always expect when readi The name of the collection comes from the long poem that makes up all of part two of this three part book. I found the vast majority of the poems in part one to be excellent, exactly as I always expect when reading Heaney, and four of the poems may now rank among my all time favorites.
The work is inconsistent at points, but mostly very good. Sep 17, Jason added it. I'm still a novice when it comes to reading and experiencing poetry. I'm certainly glad I read it but I'd be at a loss if I were asked to analyze it with any kind of critical thinking beyond describing mood felt while reading.
The notes at the end are helpful in contextualizing it but this acts as a reminder that I should broaden my horizons in regards to poetry. Heaney's way with words is hypnotic Jul 19, Evelyn rated it liked it Shelves: I'm trying to read more poetry. I didn't love this collection, though I really like the poem "The Master.
The Russian expedition led by Thaddeus von Bellinghausen collected flora and fauna on the island in In an interview collected in Stepping Stones Heaney describes the driving force behind his writing of the long poem "Station Island": These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. As if the cairnstone could defy the cairn. I will go back and do the silent barefoot 3 day retreat some day. Reviewed October 30, Own or manage this property?
His turn of phrase is wonderful; it just happened that not much resonated with me. Possibly because the collection was heavily programmatic and I'm coming to it as an uncouth American. Oct 06, Mary Sue rated it really liked it. I did, technically, finish the book. But it needs a re-read. AFTER much research into Heaney's background and the historical context of these poems, which will prove eminently worthwhile kind of like the Dante the book has drawn parallels to. But even with my limited understanding, there were absolute gems, like Canto XI of Station Island, The Loaning, The Master, The Scribes, and Holly, that yielded some of their treasures to me without too much head-scratching on my part.
Dec 07, Rena Sherwood rated it it was ok Shelves: Poetry books like this gives poetry a bad name. This is very obscure and often pretentious work. If you grew up in Ireland during the s or s, then perhaps it'll be more pertinent to you. There are some lovely word-images every now and then which saves this from getting only one star. I feel like I prefer Heaney, but I haven't read much of either man's work so this is kind of just an impulse based on some less-explicitly-sexual poetry of Heaney's.
May 18, Boris Gregoric rated it liked it Shelves: Big, heavy headed, chocolate cake rich poems that take lots of effort to read. You can spend hours just trying to fully grasp one line of thought, so maybe that is not so good for poetry which to my later life intuition should be all about clarity, but makes for masterly written'literature'. Oct 11, amy rated it really liked it. I would like to spend more time with this collection one day. Dec 15, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 26, Thomas Kiernan rated it it was amazing.
Keep reading Heaney over and over. Nov 14, Ryan Williams rated it it was amazing. Seamus Heaney really was the greatest poet of the late 20th century. This was one of his best collections, and contains the most glittering poem I know of about swilling gin. Feb 21, Miriam marked it as to-read Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in , "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.
Books by Seamus Heaney. Trivia About Station Island. Quotes from Station Island. Cultivate a work-lust that imagines its haven like your hands at night dreaming the sun in the sunspot of a breast. Dokumente berichten, dass Pilger, die das Purgatorium besuchen wollten, mit Erlaubnisbriefen eines Bischofs ihrer Heimatregion oder des Erzbischofs in Armagh erschienen.
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