Wintering Out. First American Edition (1973)
Book ID: 64870
Wintering Out. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. First American Edition. Bound in publisher’s original turquoise cloth-affect boards with spine titles stamped in gilt, in dust jacket. A fine bright copy.
Heaney’s third collection and a pivotal work in his poetical development. Only 500 copies of this American edition were issued.
Having spent a year as guest lecturer at Berkeley, California, this collection reflects a broadening of the author’s landscapes, at a time of the deteriorating political situation in Northern Ireland, and coinciding with his move of residence from Ulster to the Republic.