For the fortieth anniversary of its publication, in May 2006, Faber are reissuing Seamus Heaney's classic first collection, Death of a Naturalist, which on its appearance in 1966 won the Cholmondeley Award, the E.C. Gregory Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. 'His words give us the soil-reek of Ireland, the colourful violence of his childhood on a farm in Derry.
The full-blooded energy of these poems makes Death of a Naturalist the best first book of poems I've read for some time.' - C.B. Cox in the Spectator
I rhyme to see myself, to set the darkness echoing.'
Author: Heaney, Seamus, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Faber & Faber, Series: N/A, Publisher: FABER & FABER , Published: 06/04/2006, Pagination: 56 pages, Classification: Literature & literary studies, Country of Publication: United Kingdom