HEANEY, Seamus. Death of a Naturalist [Amended Edition 2016]
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London: Faber and Faber, 2016. Black cloth, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in fine dustjacket.
Seamus Heaney (1939-2013), Nobel Laureate, poet, essayist and playwright, born in County Derry and brought up on a small farm between Toomebridge and Castledawson. Afrer graduation from Queen's University, Belfast he taught for a year at St. Thomas's Intermediate School in that city, where Michael MacLaverty, the headmaster, encouraged his writing; he then became a lecturer at St. Joseph's Teacher Training College. While there he participated in the poetry group organised by Philip Hobsbaum at QUB, where he was appointed to the English Department in 1966. 'Death of a Naturlaist' is Heaney's first collection of poems and are rooted in childhood experiences of life in his native County Derry. He reflects upon death, the recapture of a lost time, and the freedom and joy of artistic creativity." 1966 HEANEY, Seamus.
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