From the Republic of Conscience. Signed by Illustrator (1985)
Author: Seamus Heaney
Book ID: 65171
From the Republic of Conscience. Illustrated By John Behan. Dublin: The Gallery Press, 1985. First Edition. Printed card wrappers. A fine copy.
Signed by John Behan on the title page.
Written in response to an invitation from Amnesty International, and produced by Peter Fallon for Amnesty International Ireland. This edition consisted of a single printing of 2000 copies, published on Human Rights Day, 10 December, 1985.
Seamus Heaney has said of the artist: “There is something psychologically salubrious about John Behan. It is as if you are encountering what the Upanishads call the ancient self, something previous to an underlying individual character, some kind of psychic bedrock.”