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Sweeney Astray. Signed by the Author (1984) by Seamus Heaney on sale for €135.00
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  • Sweeney Astray. Signed by the Author (1984) by Seamus Heaney on sale for €135.00
  • Sweeney Astray. Signed by the Author (1984) by Seamus Heaney on sale for €135.00

Sweeney Astray. Signed by the Author (1984)

Seamus Heaney

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  • Category: Literature, Poetry, Author Signed or Inscribed

€135.00

Sweeney Astray. A Version From The Irish. London: Faber 1984. First paperback (Faber) edition. Ownership name to half-title, otherwise a fine copy. Signed by Heaney 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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