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Seamus Heaney Carly 8B

About Seamus Heaney!

Carly Yeoh

on 27 June 2013

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Transcript of Seamus Heaney Carly 8B

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Seamus Heaney
Poetry collections
Accordingly, Seamus Heaney travelled to Belfast to study English language
His full name is Seamus Justin Heaney.
Education: St Columb's college.
Known for: his poetry which is noted for its portrayal of beautiful surroundings of Irish rural life as well as for its glimpse into Irish historical and political events.
Influences: William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer and Wilfred Owen.
Influenced: Nick Laird and Eavan Boland.
Criticized for: being an apologist and mythologizer.
Seamus Heaney, born 13th April, 1939 (currently 74 years old) in Castledawson, Northern Ireland is an Irish poet, playwright, and translator who is well recognized as one of the major poets of the 20th century. Death of a Naturalist was a collection of poems written by him which won a series of awards.
Seamus Heaney- as a great poet, playwright and translator has received a number of awards for his poems written such as-
The Death of a Naturalist, Oxford University Press, 1966.
Door into the Dark, Oxford University Press, 1969.
The Haw Lantern, Farrar, Straus, 1987.
Seeing things: Poems, Farrar, Straus, 1991.
Opened Ground: Selected Poems 1966-1996, Farrar 1998.
and English Literaure at Queen's University Belfast- one of the most famous universities at that time. He became a lecturer at St Joseph's in 1963 and in the spring of that following year. In 1965, he married Marie Devlin, who was a school teacher and native of Ardboe, County Tyrone.
"Poetry cannot afford to lose its fundamentally self- delighting inventiveness, its joy in being a process of language as well as a representation of things in the world."
-Seamus Heaney, The Redress of Poetry
Heaney translated several important literary works and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.
He grew up as a country boy and attended local school. He now resides in Dublin.
He was both the Harvard and the Oxford Professor of poetry & was made a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 1996.
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