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Seamus Heaney
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    (April 13, 1939-August 30, 2013)
    Born near Castledawson, Northern Ireland
    Wrote ‘Death of a Naturalist (1966),' ‘Wintering Out (1972),' ‘Field Work (1979),' ‘Station Island (1984),' ‘The Haw Lantern (1987),' ‘The Spirit Level (1996),' ‘ Electric Light (2001)' and ‘District and Circle (2006)'
    Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature (1995)
    His parents had nine children.
    Many of his poems are about bogs.
    Protestant critics called him ‘a well-known papist propagandist.'
    He was accused of writing coded poetry endorsing the IRA.
    Catholic nationalists claimed he was lukewarm on the question of independence.
    His admirers are known as ‘Heaneyboppers.'
    He won a scholarship as a teenager to St. Columb's College.
    His public readings often sold out, and his books are best sellers.
    The Nobel committee praised his poetry for its ‘lyrical beauty and ethical depth.'
    Robert Lowell called him ‘the most important Irish poet since Yeats.'
    His cousin was assassinated by Protestant gunmen.
    He was a fan of Eminem and has praised his ‘verbal energy.'

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