Seamus Heaney - Navigating the ‘Station Island’ Collection - Poetry Analysis

Navigating the ‘Station Island’ Collection

Seamus Heaney – Station Island Contents Foreword followed by: Main Sources; the Structure of Station Island; biographical ‘events’ between 1976-1984; the collection and its moment; Heaney’s ‘book of changes’; ‘hampering stuff’; Catholic beginnings; loss of faith; breaking loose; the political dimension; ‘Troubles’ timeline; poetry and politics: retaining a neutral voice; reconciling the clash between politics and poetry; the redemptive power of Art; Irishness; Part 1: the stirrings of change; The Underground La Toilette Sloe Gin Away from it All Chekhov on Sakhalin Sandstone Keepsake Shelf Life A Migration Last Look Remembering Malibu Making Strange The Birthplace Changes An Ulster Twilight A Bat on the Road A Hazel Stick for Catherine Ann A Kite for Michael and Christopher The Railway Children Sweetpea Widgeon Sheelagh na Gig The Loaning The Sandpit The King of the Ditchbacks Part 2: Station Island; Lough Derg; Part Two: Station Island – the Sequence Station Island – […read more….]