Monday, July 20, 2009

Seamus Heaney interviewed

Ireland's Greatest Living Writer, the headline in this Guardian piece says. He's a person worth knowing more about.

The Guardian: Seamus Heaney is taking a taxi from his home in Sandymount, which overlooks the bright grey waters of Dublin Bay, to the centre of town. Our driver is silent, but bursting with respect. When the poet compliments him on the ingenuity of his route through the lunchtime traffic, the cabbie exclaims, with a sudden loss of discretion, "Only the best now for Ireland's favourite son."

Everyone wants a piece of Ireland's first Nobel-winning poet since Yeats. More...

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