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CRITICISM

Desmond, John F. “Measures of a Poet.” America (31 July 1999): 24.

A joint review of Vendler's Seamus Heaney and Heaney's Opened Ground. Desmond concludes that Vendler's study is “the best analysis of Heaney” yet published.

Flesch, William. Review of The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets, by Helen Vendler. America ...

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CRITICISM

Desmond, John F. “Measures of a Poet.” America (31 July 1999): 24.

A joint review of Vendler's Seamus Heaney and Heaney's Opened Ground. Desmond concludes that Vendler's study is “the best analysis of Heaney” yet published.

Flesch, William. Review of The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets, by Helen Vendler. America (28 March 1998): 23-4.

Flesch offers high praise for Vendler's analysis of Shakespeare's sonnets.

Kennedy, John. Review of Seamus Heaney, by Helen Vendler. Antioch Review 57, No. 2 (Spring 1999): 246.

Positive assessment of Seamus Heaney.

O'Grady, Thomas. Review of Seamus Heaney, by Helen Vendler. Dalhousie Review 78, No. 3 (Autumn 1999): 488-90.

Provides a summary evaluation of Seamus Heaney.

Parini, Jay. “The Bog Poet.” The Nation (4 January 1999): 25-8.

A joint review of Vendler's Seamus Heaney and Heaney's Opened Ground.

Seaman, Donna. Review of Seamus Heaney, by Helen Vendler. Booklist (15 October 1998): 388.

Seaman praises Vendler's analysis of Heaney's poetry.

Weiss, Theodore. “Reviewing the Reviewer.” American Poetry Review 25, No. 3 (May-June 1993): 37-45.

An extended review of Soul Says.

Woods, Susanne. Review of The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets, by Helen Vendler. The Nation (29 December 1997): 24-6.

Woods questions the merit and financial cost of Vendler's work on Shakespeare's sonnets. According to Woods, Vendler's volume is “an intellectual's coffee-table book,” not a contribution to Renaissance scholarship or the study of the sonnet.

Additional coverage of Vendler's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 41-44R; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 25, 72; and Major 20th-Century Writers, Vols. 1, 2.

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