Wintering Out. First Edition. Signed Copy (1972)
Author: Seamus Heaney
Book ID: 66037
Wintering Out. London: Faber & Faber, 1972. First Edition. Pp, 80. Publisher’s blue, grey, black and white stiff wrappers. Light shelf-wear to wrappers, contents in fine bright condition.
Signed by Heaney of the front free endpaper (under letters, which may or may not be in the author’s hand)
Heaney’s third collection and a pivotal work in his poetical development. This wrappers edition preceded the hardback edition.
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.