Irish poet, Nobel laureate, dies at 74

Posted: August 31, 2013 at 2:30 a.m.

Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel laureate in Literature who was often described as the greatest Irish poet since Yeats, died Friday in Dublin. He was 74.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 2 on 08/31/2013


« Previous Story

The world in brief

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We hope this latest development leads to an outcome that reflects the fact that bringing Osama bin Laden to justice was clearly in Pakistan’s interest — a... Read »

Next Story »

North Korea cancels invitation to U.S. diplom...

North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. diplomat to travel to Pyongyang on a mission to secure the release of an American Christian missionary imprisoned... Read »