The Rattle Bag. Signed by the Authors (1989)

Author: Seamus Heaney & Ted Hughes

Book ID: 66441

Price: 475.00

The Rattle Bag. An Anthology of Poetry Edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes. London: Faber, 1989. Reprint. Pp 498. Stiff wrappers. Light shelf-wear contents in good condition.

Signed by Seamus Heaney & Ted Hughes on the front free endpaper.

An anthology of nearly five hundred poems containing the favourite poems of Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, mostly in English but occasionally in translation, for general readers and students of all ages and backgrounds. Heaney & Hughes followed up with another anthology entitled ‘The School Bag’ published in 1997. 

Friends for many years, Heaney spoke at Ted Hughes’ funeral in Devon on 3 November 1998, he said that no death had been as devastating to poetry as Hughes’ death, and no death outside his family had hurt him as much.

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