I.xiv.4. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems collected in 'The Spirit Level',

ca. 1992.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Summary:Worksheets contain drafts of 'Damson', 'The Rainstick', 'Diptych' (revised and collected as 'St. Kevin and the Blackbird'), 'An Architect', 'Weighing In', 'Resolutions' (published in 'Mica' Winter, 1992), 'After Liberation' (collected as Section 2 of 'To A Dutch Potter in Ireland'), 'A Sofa in the Forties', 'At Banagher', 'MacDiarmuid upon Shetland' (draft dated 3 Jan 1992; collected as 'An Invocation'), 'Two Lorries', 'The Wellhead', 'The Freedom of Ceramica' (revised and collected as 'To A Dutch Potter in Ireland', with verses also revised and collected in 'The Gravel Walks') and 'Poets Chair' (fragment). File also includes a draft title page of 'The Tree Clock'.
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Taken from a folder originally marked as 'Seeing Things' by Heaney.

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: 71 pages; 2 folders.

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I.xiv.4. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems collected in 'The Spirit Level',

ca. 1992.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Worksheets contain drafts of 'Damson', 'The Rainstick', 'Diptych' (revised and collected as 'St. Kevin and the Blackbird'), 'An Architect', 'Weighing In', 'Resolutions' (published in 'Mica' Winter, 1992), 'After Liberation' (collected as Section 2 of 'To A Dutch Potter in Ireland'), 'A Sofa in the Forties', 'At Banagher', 'MacDiarmuid upon Shetland' (draft dated 3 Jan 1992; collected as 'An Invocation'), 'Two Lorries', 'The Wellhead', 'The Freedom of Ceramica' (revised and collected as 'To A Dutch Potter in Ireland', with verses also revised and collected in 'The Gravel Walks') and 'Poets Chair' (fragment). File also includes a draft title page of 'The Tree Clock'.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:71 pages; 2 folders.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/106 (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.