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Seamus Heaney

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Offers a brief profile of the Irish poet, examines the major themes running through his works, and assesses his place in modern literature.
Paperback, 95 pages
Published December 1st 1982 by Methuen Publishing (first published 1982)
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An engaging essay by a very young Blake Morrison. He's clever and articulate enough to construct some interesting arguments but youth is the problem. He fails to see over the top of the furrows and concludes that, given time, Heaney may turn into quite an important British poet. I think he would re-construct a few of his arguments if asked to update the piece. But not before blushing quietly at the narrow horizons of his world picture.
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Blake Morrison was born in Skipton, Yorkshire, and educated at Nottingham University, McMaster University and University College, London. After working for the Times Literary Supplement, he went on to become literary editor of both The Observer and the Independent on Sunday before becoming a full-time writer in 1995.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and former Chair of the Poetry Book S
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