North by Seamus Heaney

With this collection, first published in 1975, Heaney located a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland--its people, history, and landscape--and which gave his poems direction, cohesion, and cumulative power. In North, 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.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
North Paperback 9535683 $244.95 $22.00
Seamus Heaney I Collected Poems (published 1966-1975): Death of a Naturalist; Door into the Dark; Wintering Out; North Audible Audiobook 40906 $13.99 2018
Poems: "Death of a Naturalist", "Door into Dark", "Wintering Out", "North" v. 1 Paperback 12668232 $130.21 $60.00 1995
North: Poems Paperback 402095 $6.47 $4.53 1985
Poems, 1965-1975: Death of a Naturalist / Door Into the Dark / Wintering Out / North Paperback 338377 $5.03 $2.99 1988
The New North: Contemporary Poetry from Northern Ireland Paperback 7091053 $14.74 $2.99 2011
Poems, 1965-1975 Kindle Edition 956599 2014
Poems, 1965-1975 Hardcover 1571399 $71.65 $4.93
North: Poems Kindle Edition 428299 2014
North: [poems] Hardcover 4999259 $69.95
North Paperback 8263154 $37.40 $17.49
The New North: Contemporary Poetry from Northern Ireland Paperback 1718853 $7.60 $3.72 2008
Poems - Volume 2: Vol. 2: Field Work, Station Island, Haw Lantern, Seeing Things (v. 2) Paperback 7092439 $92.72 $42.00 1995
North Hardcover 6984043 $550.00 1975
North (The Faber Library) Hardcover 7058977 $69.46 1996