Seamus heaney

Explore the life and literary works of Seamus Heaney, one of the most celebrated poets of our time. Discover his powerful poetry and delve into the themes that made him a Nobel laureate.
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The Irish writer and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, who died on August 30 in Dublin, was for the last forty years both a contributor to The New York Review of Books and one of its frequent subjects. In 1973, Stephen Spender, reviewing books of poetry by Thom Gunn, W.S. Merwin, James Merrill, James Schuyler, Philip Levine, Kenneth Koch, and Heaney, wrote: > It is difficult to know what to say about Seamus Heaney except that he is very good, very Irish, very honest. His poems are, I suppose…

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