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by Seamus Heaney

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Seamus Heaney sure is the authority on family: he was the first of nine children!

The author and his wife, Marie Heaney, have a lot in common. His leading lady also came from a large family (seven kids), and is also a writer (she published a book about Irish myth).

A poet and a playwright to boot! Heaney also wrote a play called The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes, which was published in 1991. (Source.)

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