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  • In 2007, BBC News Magazine Faces of the week (January 19) reported that two thirds of United Kingdom sales of living poets are by Seamus Heaney.
  • Seamus Heaney has several poems where the souls of the departed are said to flutter away from the body, and in this he is far from alone.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In this category we get the grimy London of Dickens’s late work, the fabulous postmodern novels of Gabriel Garcia Mirquez and Toni Morrison, the plays of Henrik Ibsen and George Bernard Shaw, Seamus Heaney’s poetry of the Northern Irish Troubles, and the feminist struggles with the poetic tradition of Eavan Boland and Adrienne Rich and Audre Lord.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • As readers, we need to consider Roethke’s midwesternness as a major element in the making and shaping of his poems… Seamus Heaney, who in "Bogland" (1969) actually offers a rejoinder to Roethke in which he acknowledges that Northern Ireland has to get by without prairies, probably couldn’t be a poet at all without a landscape filled with bogs and turf His imagination runs through history, digging its way down into the past to unlock clues to political and historical difficulties, in…
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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