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978-0-374-27221-0 / 0374272212

Sweeney Astray: A Version from the Irish

by Heaney, Seamus

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Sweeney Astray is Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibne. Its here, Mad Sweeney, undergoes a series of purgatorial adventures after he is cursed by a saint and turned into a bird at the Battle of Moira. Heaney's translation not only restores to us a work of historical and literary importance but offers the genius of one of our greatest living poets to reinforce its claims on the reader of contemporary literature.

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