New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, 1995. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Here is how Seamus Heaney defines the title of his new work of criticism, which gathers the lectures he gave during his tenure as Professor of Poetry at Oxford: "To redress poetry is to know it and celebrate it for its forcibleness as itself ... not only as a matter of proffered argument and edifying content but as a matter of angelic potential, a motion of the soul. His ten lectures speak to the pleasure and surprise of poetry, its rightness and thereness, the way it is at one moment unforeseeable and at the next indispensable, the way it arrives as something unhindered and self-directing, sweeping ahead into its full potential. A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a "Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature: sticker to the front panel of the dust jacket. Item #15094
ISBN: 0374248532

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