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Sweeney Astray. Author Signed (1984) by Seamus Heaney on sale for €450.00
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  • Sweeney Astray. Author Signed (1984) by Seamus Heaney on sale for €450.00
  • Sweeney Astray. Author Signed (1984) by Seamus Heaney on sale for €450.00

Sweeney Astray. Author Signed (1984)

Seamus Heaney

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€450.00

Sweeney Astray.  London: Faber & Faber, 1984. First Edition Thus (Faber).  Pp, 85.  A fine copy in dust jacket. Signed by Author on title-page.

First published in Derry by Field Day Theatre Company in 1983. The first complete translation of 'Buile Suibhne' since 1913, 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.

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