Sweeney Astray. Signed Copy (1984)
Author: Seamus Heaney
Book ID: 65382
Sweeney Astray. A Version from the Irish. London: Faber 1984. First Paperback Edition. Pp, 77. Near fine in pictorial wrappers.
Signed by the author on title-page.
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.
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