Seamus Heaney

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This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is Seamus Heaney, a Catholic Ulsterman who has been acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats. He was recently elected Oxford Professor of Poetry, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his idyllic rural childhood as the eldest of nine children, his transition to university life and the sources of his poetic inspiration.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Quartet No 13 in B Flat Major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Ulysses by James Joyce
Luxury: Doc Marten boots

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40 minutes

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Sun 26 Aug 1990 12:15


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PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestSeamus Heaney

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