Field Work. First US Edition. Signed Copy (1979)
Author: Seamus Heaney
Book ID: 64779
Field Work. New York: Farrar, 1979. First US Edition. Pp, 66. A fine bright copy in pictorial dust jacket.
Signed and dated by Heaney on the front free endpaper.
Field Work is the fifth collection of poetry by Seamus Heaney. It includes groups of elegies and love poems, with a short sequence of sonnets which concentrates themes apparent elsewhere in the book.
In a review for The New York Times, it was described as “a superb book, the most eloquent and far-reaching book he has written, a perennial poetry offered at a time when many of us have despaired of seeing such a thing.”