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District and Circle, by Seamus Heaney, has become one of the most celebrated volumes of poetry from the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet, once again reaffirming his ability to write some of the most serious and the most tender poetry of which English language is capable.

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Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966 and since then he has published poetry, criticism and translations - including Beowulf (1999) - which have established him as one of the leading poets now at work. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. District and Circle (2006) was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2006. Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008. In 2009 he received the David Cohen Prize for Literature.

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Praise for "Electric Light:
"Heaney's status as one of the most significant poets writing in English and the greatest Irish poet since Yeats in already well established. "Electric Light is further confirmation of his power to capture and transcend the immediacy of the moment, to find the stillness at the heart of things." --Joe Treasure," Los Angeles Times Book Review
""Electric Light includes poems that are sparks of fulminating retrospection . . . To say it the best I can . . . [Heaney] exercises poetry's power to proclaim truth and the artist's power to make us know that it is a truth we can't be without . . . Engagement is the heart of a poem . . . and Mr. Heaney's strongest engagement in this collection is with time: the past that lives, the present that dies." --Richard Eder, "The New York Times
Praise for "Electric Light":
"Heaney's status as one of the most significant poets writing in English and the greatest Irish poet since Yeats in already well established. "Electric Light" is further confirmation of his power to capture and transcend the immediacy of the moment, to find the stillness at the heart of things." --Joe Treasure," Los Angeles Times Book Review
"""Electric Light" includes poems that are sparks of fulminating retrospection . . . To say it the best I can . . . Heaney exercises poetry's power to proclaim truth and the artist's power to make us know that it is a truth we can't be without . . . Engagement is the heart of a poem . . . and Mr. Heaney's strongest engagement in this collection is with time: the past that lives, the present that dies." --Richard Eder, "The New York Times"

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