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Author Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013, author

Title The government of the tongue : the 1986 T.S. Eliot Memorial Lectures and other critical writings / Seamus Heaney
Edition Paperback edition
Published London : Faber, 1988
London, England ; Boston, Massachusetts : Faber & Faber, 1988
Bungay, Suffolk : Richard Clay Ltd., 1989
©1988
((1989[printing]))

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 MELB  809.104 H4348/G 1989  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 172 pages ; 20 cm
Series T. S. Eliot memorial lectures (London, England) ; 1986
T.S. Eliot memorial lectures (London, England) ; 1986
Summary "The title, 'The Government of the Tongue,' carries suggestions of both monastic discipline and untrammelled romanticism, and is meant to raise an old question about the rights and status of poetic utterance itself. Should it be goverend? Should it be the governor? Seamus Heaney here scrutinizes the work of several poets, British and Irish, American and European, whose work is responsive to such strains and tensions."
Analysis Poetry in English, 1900- - Critical studies
Notes Edition, manufacture, and copyright statements from title verso
Text in English
Subject American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Irish poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Author Faber and Faber, publisher
Richard Clay & Co., printer
ISBN 057114151X
9780571141517