• North

    North

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    North, by Seamus Heaney, is an intensely worked and deep account of the people, history and landscape of Ireland, from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

    In North Seamus Heaney found a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland – its people, history and landscape. Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience, and the idea of the north allows the poet to contemplate the violence on his home ground in relation to memories of the Scandinavian and English invasions which have marked Irish history so indelibly.