From Miłosz to Kochanowski: The uses of Polish poetry in Seamus Heaney’s work

  title={From Miłosz to Kochanowski: The uses of Polish poetry in Seamus Heaney’s work},
  author={Jerzy Jarniewicz},
  journal={Journal of European Studies},
  pages={24 - 36}
  • Jerzy Jarniewicz
  • Published 1 March 2016
  • Art, Linguistics
  • Journal of European Studies
This article examines Seamus Heaney’s uses of contemporary Polish poetry in his work from the last two decades of the twentieth century. His interest in the poetry of Miłosz and Herbert reached its peak in the politicized 1980s, almost 20 years after their poetry was first published in English to great critical acclaim. The article argues that Heaney’s portrayal of Polish poets was an indirect way of articulating his own preoccupations and thoughts on the functions of the poet in modern times… 


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