Wintering Out. First American Edition (1973)

Author: Seamus Heaney

Book ID: 64870

Price: 1,250.00

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.

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