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“Seamus Heaney? I’m not bothered”

Today in The Irish Times, a bunch of writers ‘fess up to the greats we’re supposed to like, but don’t. There’s Fintan O’Toole on why he’s not a member of the Noel Coward fanclub, Brian Boyd dissing The Wire, Arminta …

Thu, May 27, 2010, 07:55

   

Today in The Irish Times, a bunch of writers ‘fess up to the greats we’re supposed to like, but don’t.

There’s Fintan O’Toole on why he’s not a member of the Noel Coward fanclub, Brian Boyd dissing The Wire, Arminta Wallace shrugging her shoulders at Seamus Heaney, Rosita Boland talking about why she finds the work of Francis Bacon to be “ugly and aggressive”, Sara Keating going off one about Arthur Miller, the one and only Donald Clarke frowning about Charlie Chaplin and Peter Crowley explaining why he doesn’t mind mobiles going off in the theatre. Me? I write about how, despite my best efforts, I still loath Radiohead with a passion.

The piece is here and your views and sacred cows are welcome below.