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I.xiv.6. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems collected in 'The Spirit Level',

ca. 1993-1995.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Summary:Worksheets contain drafts of 'Far Away' (collected as Section 5 of the poem 'The Flight Path'), 'The Flight Path', 'Poet to Blacksmith', 'Keeping Going', 'Resolutions' (revised and in part collected in 'Weighing In), 'At Banagher', 'St Kevin and the Blackbird', 'The Articulation of 'Siberia' (collected as 'M'), 'An Architect', 'To a Dutch Potter in Ireland' (fragment alternatively titled 'The Freedom of Ceramica' in file), 'Postscript', 'Sweet Chariot' (collected as 'The Swing'), 'The Butter Print', 'Two Lorries' (alternatively titled 'The Modern Mistress' in file), 'The Walk' (with draft dated 2 Jan 1995), 'The Little Canticles of Asturias' (collected in 'Electric Light'), 'Country Roads' (revised and collected as 'At the Wellhead') and 'Poem for Bosnia' (dated 6 Sept 1993).
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Taken from a file originally marked 'The Spirit Level' by Heaney.

Pages MS 49,493/108 (pp 8 and 106) have been copied and the copies inserted into the file, as the versos of the original manuscript pages contain private information.

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: 120 pages, 2 folders.

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I.xiv.6. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems collected in 'The Spirit Level',

ca. 1993-1995.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Worksheets contain drafts of 'Far Away' (collected as Section 5 of the poem 'The Flight Path'), 'The Flight Path', 'Poet to Blacksmith', 'Keeping Going', 'Resolutions' (revised and in part collected in 'Weighing In), 'At Banagher', 'St Kevin and the Blackbird', 'The Articulation of 'Siberia' (collected as 'M'), 'An Architect', 'To a Dutch Potter in Ireland' (fragment alternatively titled 'The Freedom of Ceramica' in file), 'Postscript', 'Sweet Chariot' (collected as 'The Swing'), 'The Butter Print', 'Two Lorries' (alternatively titled 'The Modern Mistress' in file), 'The Walk' (with draft dated 2 Jan 1995), 'The Little Canticles of Asturias' (collected in 'Electric Light'), 'Country Roads' (revised and collected as 'At the Wellhead') and 'Poem for Bosnia' (dated 6 Sept 1993).
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:120 pages, 2 folders.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/108 (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.