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Preoccupations: Selected Prose, 1968-78 (original 1980; edition 1980)
Preoccupations: Selected Prose, 1968-1978 by Seamus Heaney (1980)
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Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's first collection of prose, Preoccupations, begins with a vivid account of his early years on his father's farm in Northern Ireland and his coming of age as a student and teacher in Belfast. Subsequent essays include critical work on Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Robert Lowell, William Butler Yeats, John Montague, Patrick Kavanagh, Ted Hughes, Geoffrey Hill, and Philip Larkin.
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Examines critically the writings of major English authors in order to understand the significance of his own writing in his life.
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