Sweeney Astray. Signed in Irish by the Author (1984)
Author: Seamus Heaney
Book ID: 67393
Sweeney Astray. A Version from the Irish. Illustrated by Barrie Cook. New York: Giroux. 1984. New York: Giroux. 1984. First American Edition. Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A fine bright copy.
Signed & Dated in Irish by the Author on title page: ‘Séamus Ó h-Éanaigh’
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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