Sweeney Astray. A Version from the Irish. London: Faber 1984. First paperback edition. Pp, 77. Near fine in pictorial wrappers. Signed & Dated by the author on title-page. 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.