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Prospect online this week: Seamus Heaney and Dr Roget

By Tom Chatfield  

We have two pieces of a liteary bent new to our website this week: a review by the journalist Frieda Klotz of Dennis O’Driscoll’s book of interviews with Nobel-laureate Seamus Heaney, and an article by author Lesley Chamberlain exploring the life of the man who gave the world its first and most renowned thesaurus, Dr Peter Mark Roget. In each of these very different cases, the limits of the “biographical fallacy” are made plain. In…

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