Sweeney Astray. A Version from the Irish. Derry: Field Day, 1983. First edition. Pp 77. Fine copy in pictorial dust jacket. Presentation copy, Inscribed in Gaelic 'Le Gach Déagh-Ghuidhe/ Séamus Ó h-Éanaigh, Do Liam O'Laoghaire, Mí Lughnasa 2007.' 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.