Sweeney Astray. Signed Copy (1983)
Author: Seamus Heaney
Book ID: 66108
Sweeney Astray. A Version from the Irish. Derry: Field Day, 1983. First Edition. Pp, 77. Oatmeal cloth boards, title and image in black to covers, in pictorial dust jacket designed by Colin Middleton. A fine bright copy.
Signed & Dated by Heaney (with personal inscription) on title-page.
The first complete translation of Buile Suibhne since 1913, 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.