Death of a Naturalist.

"to set the darkness echoing": First American Edition of Death of a Naturalist; Warmly Inscribed by Seamus Heaney

Death of a Naturalist.

HEANEY, Seamus.

$2,200.00

Item Number: RRB-5043.

New York: Oxford University Press 1966.

First American edition of Heaney’s first major published volume. Octavo, original green cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Steve with gratitude-“to set the darkness echoing” 19th March 1970 Seamus Heaney.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some fading to the pink portion of the spine panel.

Nobel Prize-winning Seamus Heaney writes about his native Ireland in this collection of poems. "[Heaney's] awareness of a wider social world . . . reaches its culmination in North (1975), a deservedly famous volume that [Helen] Vendler regards as 'one of the crucial poetic interventions of the 20th century,' ranking with Eliot's Prufrock, Wallace Stevens' Harmonium, and Frost's North of Boston in 'its key role in the history of modern poetry" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).

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