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Gregory Fitz Gerald

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Seamus Heaney opens this interview, recorded on January 26, 1984, with a reading of his poem "Digging." He discusses growing up in Ulster, Northern Ireland as a Catholic in a hostile political and cultural climate. Heaney discusses Irish poetry, culture, and tradition as well as writing in English rather than his native Irish.

Date of Forum

1-26-1984

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45:31

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Seamus Heaney: 01-26-1984

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