‘ “Daring to Make Free”: Seamus Heaney and Ulster Politics 1968-1979’

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Traces Heaney's development from the political poetry of 'Wintering Out' and 'North', through the key turning point poems 'Exposure' and 'Casualty' - where the individualised poet envisages himself becoming receptive to less easily defined, more mysterious influences - to the 'Glanmore Sonnets' in 'Field Work', arguing that these poems reflect a new fascination with the imagination and with forces than transcend political concerns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-126
Issue number188
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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