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Sweeney Astray. First Paperback Edition. Signed Copy by Seamus Heaney on sale for €185.00
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  • Sweeney Astray. First Paperback Edition. Signed Copy by Seamus Heaney on sale for €185.00
  • Sweeney Astray. First Paperback Edition. Signed Copy by Seamus Heaney on sale for €185.00

Sweeney Astray. First Paperback Edition. Signed Copy

Seamus Heaney

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€185.00

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.

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