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Seamus Heaney.
 

(1939-----)

Seamus Heaney is an Irish poet, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize for literature. His poetry is infused with images of Irish rural life, as well as the historical and social aspects of life in Ireland.

After the publication of Wintering Out in 1972 and North in 1975 Heaney came to be highly regarded in contemporary English literature. Heaney's later works included Station Island 1984, The Haw Lantern 1987, and Seeing Things 1991.

Heaney was born in County Londonderry. He was educated at St. Columb's College, Londonderry, and Queen's University, Belfast. In 1966 he began lecturing at Queen's University. In the same year, he published his first major collection of poetry, Death of a Naturalist. In 1972, Heaney moved to the Republic of Ireland, where he devoted his time to writing. From 1989 to 1994, he was professor of poetry at Oxford University.

 
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