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Tributes paid following death of Derry born writer Seamus Deane

first_img WhatsApp Tributes paid following death of Derry born writer Seamus Deane Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – May 13, 2021 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The Arts Council has expressed its sadness at the passing of writer and Aosdána member Seamus Deane.Arts Council Chair Prof. Kevin Rafter said: “A gifted writer and a profound intellect, Seamus Deane was a master of every writing form. As a critic, an editor, a poet and a novelist, Deane brought concentrated rigour and empathy to his work. An inspiring teacher and continual advocate for Irish writing, Seamus Deane leaves behind a powerful literary and cultural legacy. “Born in Derry in 1940, Seamus Deane was educated at Queen’s University and Cambridge University. He was professor of Modern English and American Literature in University College Dublin, and had lectured extensively across Europe and the United States.His collections of poetry included Gradual Wars (1972), which won the AE Memorial Prize, Rumours (1977), History Lessons (1983) and Selected Poems (1988). He had written numerous works of criticism on Irish literature, and a history of the French Enlightenment.His first novel, Reading in the Dark, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1996 and won the Irish Times Literary Award in 1997.He was a director of the Field Day theatre company, and was general editor of the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing.He is survived by his partner, Emer Nolan, their daughter Iseult, his first wife Marion and their children Conor, Ciarán, Cormac and Éimear. Twitter Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Previous articleIrate Horgan says he is entitled to question referee’s decisionNext articleLetterkenny one of five Maternity Units with restrictions News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more