Wintering Out. London: Faber & Faber, 1972. First Edition. Pp, 80. A near fine copy in publisher's blue, grey, black and white stiff wrappers.
Heaney's third collection and a pivotal work in his poetical development.
Having spent a year as guest lecturer at Berkeley, California, this collection reflects a broadening of the author's landscapes, at a time of the deteriorating political situation in Northern Ireland, and coinciding with his move of residence from Ulster to the Republic. This wrappers edition preceded the hardback edition.