Preoccupations. Selected Prose 1968-1978. Presentation Copy (1980)
Author: Seamus Heaney
Book ID: 66196
Preoccupations. Selected Prose 1968-1978. London: Faber, 1980. First Edition. Pp, 224. A fine bright copy in dust jacket.
Presentation copy, Inscribed by Heaney on the front free endpaper: “For Alan, with affection and admiration for your courage and style – “Past fifty, we learn with surprise and a sense of suicidal absolution, that what we intended and failed could never have happened – and must be done better.” p.223, Seamus, 12/10/’85.” Additionally singed by Heaney of the title page.
This verse transcribed from a poem by Robert Lowell ‘Day by Day.’
The first collection of prose published by the author, with essays on Yeats, Wordsworth, Hopkins, Patrick Kavanagh and others, providing fresh insight into their poetry.
Dublin born Alan Clodd, was a noted publisher, book collector, and dealer. In 1967 he founded the Enitharmon Press.