MISE RAIFTERI / I AM RAFTERY (boradside, framed). Seamus Heaney.

MISE RAIFTERI / I AM RAFTERY (boradside, framed)

Dearfield MA: The Deerfield Press, 1996. 1st Edition - Limited. No Binding. 300 copies, of Heaney's poems that he read at Deerfield Academy, 13 December 1996.  Measures 13.25 x 10.75",  floated, matted, framed under glass.  Apparently fine (not taken out of glass).  Signed by Heaney under the English version of the poem. Antoine Ó Raifteirí (Antoine Ó Reachtabhra, Anthony Raftery) (1779 - 1835) was an Irish language poet who is often called the last of the wandering bards. Heaney apparently used this poem in public readings of the period, as it is part of the comments he gave at his keynote remarks at the annual Whiting Foundation awards meeting in 1998, two year safter his reading at Deerfield Academy. Heaney saw himself - and other poets - as heir to Antoine Ó Raifteirí (Anthony Raftery) (1779  - 1835), an Irish language poet who is often called the last of the wandering bards.  Heany would recite his ode to the bard both in Irish and English.  Seamus Heaney (1939  - 2103) was born, eldest of  nine children in Derry and was educated at St Columb's College, Derry, and Queen's University Belfast.  His first book, Death of a Naturalist, was published by Faber and Faber in 1966, the first of eleven volumes of poetry - as well as criticism, plays and translations - which would establish him as one of the leading voices of his generation. He was the recipient of numerous prizes and honours, including the Whitbread Book of the Year in 1996 and 1999. In 1995, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, for 'works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth'. . Fine. Item #012744

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