I.xv.4. Manuscript and annotated typescript drafts of poems collected in 'Electric Light',

[n.d.]

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Summary:Worksheets contain drafts of 'At Toomebridge', 'Sruth', 'The Marching Season', 'The Party', 'The Lesson' and 'A Norman Simile' (collected as section 1, 5, 7 and 10 in 'Ten Glosses'), 'Hibiki', 'Seeing The Sick', 'Cub's Eye View', 'Ballynahinch Lake', 'The Little Canticles of Asturias', 'Exile Runes', 'The Clay Pipes' (translated from the Irish by Cathal O'Searcaigh and collected in 'Homecomings', 1993); 'The Old Scop' (alternatively titled as 'The Fragment' on worksheet and collected as 'The Fragment' in 'Electric Light'); 'The Bereaved' (collected in 'Bodies and Souls'), 'Duffy' (collected as 'The Sally Rod' in District and Circle') and 'Hold Up'.


Also included is a worksheet containing possible working titles, including 'The Flow' and 'Milker's Darkness'.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:'Exile Runes' published in the 'London Review of Books' (Sept 1995).

Included is a draft composed on the verso of a copy letter, from Heaney, to Kevin Murphy, State House, Boston, dated 19 March 1999. This item has been copied and the copy inserted into the file as the original contained 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: 33 pages.

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Arrangement:Sub-fonds
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I.xv.4. Manuscript and annotated typescript drafts of poems collected in 'Electric Light',

[n.d.]
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Worksheets contain drafts of 'At Toomebridge', 'Sruth', 'The Marching Season', 'The Party', 'The Lesson' and 'A Norman Simile' (collected as section 1, 5, 7 and 10 in 'Ten Glosses'), 'Hibiki', 'Seeing The Sick', 'Cub's Eye View', 'Ballynahinch Lake', 'The Little Canticles of Asturias', 'Exile Runes', 'The Clay Pipes' (translated from the Irish by Cathal O'Searcaigh and collected in 'Homecomings', 1993); 'The Old Scop' (alternatively titled as 'The Fragment' on worksheet and collected as 'The Fragment' in 'Electric Light'); 'The Bereaved' (collected in 'Bodies and Souls'), 'Duffy' (collected as 'The Sally Rod' in District and Circle') and 'Hold Up'.
Also included is a worksheet containing possible working titles, including 'The Flow' and 'Milker's Darkness'.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:33 pages.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/116 (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.