Sweeney Astray. Signed Copy (1984)

Author: Seamus Heaney

Book ID: 65382

Price: 195.00

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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