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Seamus Heaney - 'Digging'
The influence of Seamus Heaney's upbringing on his work. He spent his childhood on his parents' farm in County Derry. It inspired much of his poetry and instilled a sense of the traditional rural past in Ireland. Heaney reads an excerpt from his poem 'Digging' (1966), which is about the physical labour his father undertook working the land. It is dramatised with black and white shots of old-fashioned farmhands.
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