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I.vi.3. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems, some of which were collected in 'North',

ca. 1972-1974.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Summary:Includes a manuscript draft contents page and manuscript and typescript worksheets with drafts of the poems 'Mossbawn 1. The Townland as Poem', 'Mossbawn 1. Matins. 2. Tillage. 3. Visitant', 'She Dreams Sile na Gig', 'She Dreams the Dance of the Adder', 'She Dreams Bogside', 'Her Nightmare Bestiary', 'She Dreams an Ulster Cenotaph', 'Sunlight', fragment of 'Whatever You Say Say Nothing', 'Men of Destiny' (collected as Section II of 'Whatever You Say Say Nothing' in 'North'), 'Punishment' (worksheet dated 18 Nov. 1972), 'Head' (collected as 'Strange Fruit' in 'North'), 'The Viking Queen of Ulster' (collected as 'Bog Queen' in 'North'), 'Triceps' (revised as 'Strange Fruit'), 'Dark Rosaleen' (alternatively titled as 'Speirbhean' in file) 'Turf Burning' (revised draft in file titled 'Burning Turf', 'Viking Dublin', 'Secrets', 'Hamlet' (alternatively titled as 'A Prince of Denmark' in file), 'Minatures of Sir Walter Ralegh' (published as 'Ocean's Love for Ireland' in 'North'), 'The Digging Skeleton', 'She Enters Eoghan Rua's Fever', 'Viking Dublin', 'Bradley Court' and 'Hercules and Antaeus'.
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Language:English
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Notes:Taken from a file originally marked as 'North' by Heaney.

'Secrets' drafted on an envelope addressed to Heaney, with a postmark dated 28 Nov 1972.

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: 82 pages; 2 folders.

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I.vi.3. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems, some of which were collected in 'North',

ca. 1972-1974.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Includes a manuscript draft contents page and manuscript and typescript worksheets with drafts of the poems 'Mossbawn 1. The Townland as Poem', 'Mossbawn 1. Matins. 2. Tillage. 3. Visitant', 'She Dreams Sile na Gig', 'She Dreams the Dance of the Adder', 'She Dreams Bogside', 'Her Nightmare Bestiary', 'She Dreams an Ulster Cenotaph', 'Sunlight', fragment of 'Whatever You Say Say Nothing', 'Men of Destiny' (collected as Section II of 'Whatever You Say Say Nothing' in 'North'), 'Punishment' (worksheet dated 18 Nov. 1972), 'Head' (collected as 'Strange Fruit' in 'North'), 'The Viking Queen of Ulster' (collected as 'Bog Queen' in 'North'), 'Triceps' (revised as 'Strange Fruit'), 'Dark Rosaleen' (alternatively titled as 'Speirbhean' in file) 'Turf Burning' (revised draft in file titled 'Burning Turf', 'Viking Dublin', 'Secrets', 'Hamlet' (alternatively titled as 'A Prince of Denmark' in file), 'Minatures of Sir Walter Ralegh' (published as 'Ocean's Love for Ireland' in 'North'), 'The Digging Skeleton', 'She Enters Eoghan Rua's Fever', 'Viking Dublin', 'Bradley Court' and 'Hercules and Antaeus'.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Language:English
Extent:82 pages; 2 folders.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/34 (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.