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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney Keith Barnes

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include Opened Ground, Electric Light, Beowulf, The Spirit Level, District and Circle, and Finders Keepers. Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats."

BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

Death of a Naturalist

Seamus Heaney

Death of a Naturalist (1966) marked the auspicious debut of a universallyacclaimed master of modern literature. As a first book of poems, it isremarkable for its accurate perceptions...

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Door into the Dark

Seamus Heaney

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Crediting Poetry

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney's Nobel Lecture is a powerful defense of poetry as "the ship and the anchor" of our spirit within an ocean of violent, divisive politics and "world-sorrow." Beginning with the "creaturely...

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The Haw Lantern

Seamus Heaney

This collection of thirty-one poems is Seamus Heaney's first since Station Island. The Haw Lantern is a magnificent book that further extends the range of a poet who has always put his trust in...

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