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About Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney was a celebrated Irish poet regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. One of his best known works isDeath of a Naturalist, which is a collection of 34 short poems published in 1966. His other famous works include 1996's The Spirit Level and 2006's District and Circle.
One of his biggest achievements was winning the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. The following year, he was appointed Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres. His other notable awards include the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1968 and the Golden Wreath of Poetry in 2001. The Griffin Trust honored him with the Lifetime Recognition Award about a year before his death.
The subject of his famous poem Mid-Term Break was the death of his brother, Christopher, who was killed at the age of 4 in an accident.
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Famous quotes by Seamus Heaney
A public expectation, it has to be said, not of poetry as such but of political positions variously approvable by mutually disapproving groups.Seamus Heaney
As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.Seamus Heaney
At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.Seamus Heaney
But that citizen's perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the very brutality of the means by which the IRA were pursuing change was destructive of the trust upon which new possibilities would have to be based.Seamus Heaney
Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.Seamus Heaney
I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.Seamus Heaney
In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself.Seamus Heaney
Manifesting that order of poetry where we can at last grow up to that which we stored up as we grew.Seamus Heaney
Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it.Seamus Heaney
The completely solitary self: that's where poetry comes from, and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are often very intimate also.Seamus Heaney
The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself - as a vocation and an elevation almost.Seamus Heaney
Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit.Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney's Popularity
Seamus Heaney was a famous Irish poet, who was born on April 13, 1939. As a person born on this date, Seamus Heaney is listed in our database as the 23rd most popular celebrity for the day (April 13) and the 32nd most popular for the year (1939).
People born on April 13 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Seamus Heaney is the 898th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Seamus Heaney's birthday, Seamus Heaney is the 85th most famous Irish.
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