One and only time I've seen Heaney it was pretty much like that. Not a
lecture as such but a reading in the English Common Room (much grungier
than its sounds) at Sydney University. Warm, so very slightly
avuncular, and wearing a tweed jacket. Most enjoyable and he signed a
On Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at 02:42 AM, Dominic Fox wrote:
> I saw Heaney lecture a couple of times. The lectures were pretty good.
> Shameless crowd-pleaser that he was, he finished the last one with a
> reading of the best poem from Seeing Things (Lightnings VIII), and got
> a big clap for it. I thought he read and lectured very well. Warmly
> indulgent of both himself and his audience.
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