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For generations, the English spoken in Seamus Heaney's South Derry homeland has been uniquely influenced by Irish, Scots Gaelic, Lowland Scots, Anglo Saxon and Elizabethan English.

In this timely and enlightening new glossary, educator and poet Maura Johnston examines and explains the hearth language used by Seamus Heaney in his poetry and plays - from 'aftergrass' to 'yellow boots'.


Included are photographs from Seamus Heaney's Homeplace and indepth explainations of some of the unique language in Heaney's poetry. 


Ideal for Heaney students and poetry-lovers of all ages.

A Glossary of Seamus Heaney's Hearth Language: From Aftergrass to Yellow Boots

  • By Maura Johnston


    • Format: Paperback / Softback
    • Published On: December 2020
    • Publisher: Colmcille Press
    • ISBN / EAN: 9781914009013
    • Page Count: 126
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