The Midnight Verdict


Seamus Heaney

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Translations from the Irish of Brian Merriman (c.1745-1805) and from the Metamorphoses of Ovid

Each of the translations in this book can be read for its own sake or as part of a triptych. By setting excerpts of Brian Merriman’s Cúirt an Mheán Oíche (The Midnight Court) within the acoustic of a classical myth (the story of Orpheus and Eurydice), Seamus Heaney provides a new and illuminating context for the eighteenth-century classic Irish poem.

Year Published: 2000
Details: 48pp
ISBN PBK: 978 1 85235 282 0
ISBN ebook: 978 1 85235 625 5

The Gallery Press