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Seamus Heaney (1939 - present)
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Seamus Heaney was born in April 1939, the eldest member of a family which would eventually contain nine children. His father owned and worked a small farm of some fifty acres in County Derry in Northern Ireland, but the father's real commitment was to cattle-dealing. There was something very congenial to Patrick Heaney about the cattle-dealer's way of life to which he was introduced by the uncles who had cared for him after the early death of his own parents. The poet's mother came from a family..
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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
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