Book of the Week: Remembering Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney, poet and Nobel Laureate from Northern Ireland and widely recognized as the greatest Irish poet of his generation, died today at age 74. A Harvard professor from 1985-2006, Heaney authored a prize-winning translation of Beowulf and translated Greek plays as well as epic poems, but he was best known for his poetry and was described by many as the most influential Irish poet since W.B. Yeats.
Remember or rediscover Seamus Heaney by checking out his works at the Library, including the following prose and poetry: