• Mapping Europe in Verse. Poetic Cartography of Seamus Heaney

    Author(s):
    Krzysztof Fordonski (see profile)
    Date:
    2007
    Subject(s):
    Irish literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    npm17
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69P7G
    Abstract:
    The article presents an attempt at reconstructing the changes of the image of Europe in the poetry of the Irish Nobel prize winning poet Seamus Heaney. The changes are presented metaphorically as a process of map-making of which the poetry is the testimony. Europe is perceived here both as a geographical entity and in a broader context as a cultural construct. Heaney’s Europe surpasses geographical limitations and with the passage of time starts to include elements of mythology and history. The analysis uncovers gradual changes visible in Heaney’s lyrics from youthful concentration on his immediate surroundings, through his native Ireland to the discovery of historic and cultural connections linking him and his homeland with Europe.
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    Published
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