Sweeney’s Flight. Photographs by Rachel Gies (1992)
Author: Seamus Heaney
Book ID: 66369
Sweeney’s Flight. Based on the Revised Text of ‘Sweeney Astray’. With the Complete Revised Text of ‘Sweeney Astray’. Photographs by Rachel Gies. London: Faber, 1992. Revised Edition, with additions. Pp, 117. Small folio. Green cloth boards title lettered in gilt to spine, in pictorial dust jacket. A few corners of preliminary leaves creased, otherwise a fine copy.
Signed presentation copy, Inscribed by Heaney on the front free endpape.
Inspired by Heaney’s poems and notably his version of the Irish saga Buile Suibhne, American photographer Rachel Giese has produces a stunning portfolio of pictures of the Northern Irish landscape, covering the boundaries of Mad Sweeney’s original kingdom of Dal-Arie.