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Seamus Heaney: A Life in Poetry

Synopsis
Audio recording of an interview with Seamus Heaney at the Royal Society of Literature in London on 22/2/2010. The event was held in collaboration with Poet in the City and recorded by the British Library National Sound Archive. The Nobel-Prize-winning poet was "in conversation" with Bernard O’Donaghue about his life and the influences and themes that inform his work. The conversation is interspersed with readings from his poetry by four authors. 102 minutes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
Heaney, Seamus; poetry; literature - Irish

Online availability

URI
http://www.rslit.org/content/pastevents/699
Price
free

Credits

Contributor
Bernard O’Donaghue; Seamus Heaney

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

Royal Society of Literature

Email
info@rslit.org
Web
http://www.rslit.org/content/audio External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7845 4676
Address
Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA
Notes
Public lectures and discussions are regularly held at the Royal Society of Literature in London and audio recordings of these are made by the British Library’s National Sound Archive. The RSL is in the process of uploading all their recordings from the past decade to their website for streaming, and some are available for download.

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