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I. Poetry,

1963-2010
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Summary:Includes typescript and holograph worksheets, alongside notebooks and exercise books, all containing drafts of Heaney's poetry, covering the period from his involvement in the Belfast Group poetry workshops, through to the publication of all his major poetry collections from 'Death of a Naturalist' published in 1966, to his 2010 collection 'Human Chain'. Attached is some related correspondence, largely concerning his dealings with publishers and journal editors and documentation relating to the promotion of his poetry collections.
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Department of Manuscripts, National Library of Ireland. There are additional Seamus Heaney manuscripts held in the Department of Manuscripts (MS 41,932/1-3). This consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of the poem 'Sweeney Astray', with additional notes on early Irish poetry;

Physical description: 181 folders

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Arrangement:Sub-fonds
I.i. Early poems and the Belfast Group. I.ii. Death of a Naturalist. I.iii. Door Into The Dark. I.iv. Wintering Out. I.v. Stations. I.vi. North. I.vii. Field Work. I.viii. Station Island. I.ix. Hailstones. I.x. The Haw Lantern. I.xi. Seeing Things. I.xii. Sweeney Astray. I.xiii. Keeping Going. I.xiv. The Spirit Level. I.xv. Electric Light. I.xvi. A Shiver. I.xvii. District and Circle. I.xviii. Human Chain.
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I. Poetry,

1963-2010
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Includes typescript and holograph worksheets, alongside notebooks and exercise books, all containing drafts of Heaney's poetry, covering the period from his involvement in the Belfast Group poetry workshops, through to the publication of all his major poetry collections from 'Death of a Naturalist' published in 1966, to his 2010 collection 'Human Chain'. Attached is some related correspondence, largely concerning his dealings with publishers and journal editors and documentation relating to the promotion of his poetry collections.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:181 folders
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/1-140 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights:Subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 2000, the papers in this collection are in copyright. It is necessary to obtain the express permission of the copyright owner before reproducing any material from this collection.