Past master: Czeslaw Milosz and his impact on the poetry of Seamus Heaney

@article{Parker2013PastMC,
  title={Past master: Czeslaw Milosz and his impact on the poetry of Seamus Heaney},
  author={Michael Richard Parker},
  journal={Textual Practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={825 - 850}
}
  • M. Parker
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Art
  • Textual Practice
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