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Reads tagged with “Seamus Heaney”

Great Writers on the Letters of the Alphabet, Illustrated by David Hockney
Great Writers on the Letters of the Alphabet, Illustrated by David Hockney

A choral serenade to the building blocks of language starring Susan Sontag, Iris Murdoch, Ian McEwan, Joyce Carol Oates, Martin Amis, Doris Lessing, John Updike, and more titans of literature.

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For Seamus: A Cinematic Homage to Beloved Poet Seamus Heaney
For Seamus: A Cinematic Homage to Beloved Poet Seamus Heaney

“There was a wonderful sense in his writing of a fresh world opening, to which we were all attending… He has created out of his own upbringing a universe.”

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Seamus Heaney’s Advice to the Young
Seamus Heaney’s Advice to the Young

“The true and durable path into and through experience involves being true … to your own solitude, true to your own secret knowledge.”

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Seamus Heaney Reads “Death of a Naturalist” and His Nobel Lecture on the Power of Poetry
Seamus Heaney Reads “Death of a Naturalist” and His Nobel Lecture on the Power of Poetry

How poetry works to “persuade that vulnerable part of our consciousness” and remind us that we are “hunters and gatherers of values.”

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