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Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney by [O'Driscoll, Dennis]
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"This really is a remarkable book. There isn't a dull, vapid or useless sentence in it; it's about what it is to be human, as much as it is about what it is to be a poet." --Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian

"[Stepping Stones] is a Heaney word horde that will not be surpassed for some time . . . [It] will be seized on by students of the work as well as the common reader . . . [Heaney] is intensely present within these pages--still surprising, still defying 'the merciless landscapes' with generosity, courage and joy." --Bel Mooney, The Times (London)

"[An] important book-length interview, designed to serve in lieu of a memoir . . . Dennis O'Driscoll [is] an excellent poet and critic, and a deeply informed and probing interviewer of his longtime friend." --Adam Kirsch, The New Republic

"Stepping Stones succeeds on many levels, and O'Driscoll's intelligent probing to go beyond Seamus Heaney the public figure to the inner man, to the essential inner poet, is masterful." --Katherine Bailey, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

"These 'linked interviews, ' as O'Driscoll calls them, set out to trace, book by book, the contours of Heaney's writing life and the events and memories that inform it. To a great degree, they succeed." --Sean O'Hagan, The Observer (London)

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Widely regarded as the finest poet of his generation, Seamus Heaney is the subject of numerous critical studies; but no book-length portrait has appeared until now. Through his own lively and eloquent reminiscences, Stepping Stones retraces the poet's steps from his early works, through to his receipt of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature and his post-Nobel life. It is supplemented with a large number of photographs, many from the Heaney family album and published here for the first time. In response to firm but subtle questioning from Dennis O'Driscoll, Seamus Heaney sheds a personal light on his work (poems, essays, translations, plays) and on the artistic and ethical challenges he faced, providing an original, diverting and absorbing store of reflections, opinions and recollections.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2772 KB
  • Print Length: 561 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (3 December 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0030UDWDE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #358,044 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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