Sweeney Astray. Limited Signed Edition (1984)
Author: Seamus Heaney
Book ID: 64962
Sweeney Astray. A Version from the Irish. Illustrated by Barrie Cook. New York: Giroux. 1984. New York: Giroux. 1984. Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, spine lightly sunned otherwise a fine copy in publisher’s slipcase.
Limited Edition of 350 Numbered, Signed by the Author.
Heaney’s version of Buile Suibhne, one of the major achievements of medieval literature. The story centres on the fate of Sweeney, the king of Dal-Arie in Ulster, who was cursed by a saint, turned into a bird, and driven astray for many years until the curse was fulfilled by his death.