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I.xv.5. Manuscript and 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 the poems 'Glanmore Ecologue', 'Bann Valley Ecologue' (with a draft dated 23 Aug 1999), 'Virgil: Ecologue IX', 'Sonnets from Hellas', 'The Perch', 'The Manger' (revised and collected as 'The Loose Box'), separate fragments of 'The Loose Box', 'Vitruviana', 'Known World' (also titled as 'Kosovo Summer' in file), 'Dologhan' (collected as 'Montana'; file includes a draft dated 20 Apr 2000), 'Late in the Day' (alternative title 'On the Pier in Nairn' in file), 'Books from Ireland' (collected as 'The Bookcase') 'Electric Light', 'Turpin Song', 'At Toomebridge', 'The Old Scop' (collected as 'The Fragment'), 'Hyperborean' (revised and collected as 'To the Shade of Zbigniew Herbert'), 'Sruth', 'Seeing the Sick', 'The Clothes Shrine', 'Rilke: The Apple Orchard', 'Rosguill' (collected as 'The Gaeltacht'), 'In the Afterlife', 'A Coat', 'The Lesson' and 'The Marching Season' (all collected in 'Ten Glosses'), 'Nights of '57', 'In the Afterlife', 'The Bereaved' and 'The Practice Room' (all collected in 'Bodies and Souls', 'Weeping' (revised and collected as 'Clonmany to Ahascragh', 'Ballynahinch Lake', 'On a New Work in the English Tongue', 'Red, White and Blue', 'Miraculum' (collected as 'Out of the Bag', 'Unspoiled', 'Hibiki' (alternatively titled as 'Sluggan' in file), 'The Dearest Freshness', 'A Dream of Solstice', 'A Tad', 'Changed Times' and 'The Real Names' (fragment).


Also included are draft title pages.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Taken from a folder originally marked as 'Electric Light' by Heaney.

'Rilke: The Apple Orchard' collected in 'District and Circle' (2006); 'Unspoiled' (with drafts alternatively titled as 'The Bond' and 'Duffy') was revised and collected as 'The Sally Rod' in 'District and Circle'. 'The Dearest Freshness' was published in 'Threepenny Review' (Winter, 2000).

Drafts of 'Dologhan' are composed on sheets which contain an incomplete draft of Heaney's introduction to 'The People of the Sea' and letters to Heaney from Aidan Matthews of RTE (dated 17/2/2000) and Maureen Morgan of the Irish Club, London (dated 17/7/2000) on the verso.

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: 209 pages; 4 folders.

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Arrangement:Sub-fonds
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I.xv.5. Manuscript and 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 the poems 'Glanmore Ecologue', 'Bann Valley Ecologue' (with a draft dated 23 Aug 1999), 'Virgil: Ecologue IX', 'Sonnets from Hellas', 'The Perch', 'The Manger' (revised and collected as 'The Loose Box'), separate fragments of 'The Loose Box', 'Vitruviana', 'Known World' (also titled as 'Kosovo Summer' in file), 'Dologhan' (collected as 'Montana'; file includes a draft dated 20 Apr 2000), 'Late in the Day' (alternative title 'On the Pier in Nairn' in file), 'Books from Ireland' (collected as 'The Bookcase') 'Electric Light', 'Turpin Song', 'At Toomebridge', 'The Old Scop' (collected as 'The Fragment'), 'Hyperborean' (revised and collected as 'To the Shade of Zbigniew Herbert'), 'Sruth', 'Seeing the Sick', 'The Clothes Shrine', 'Rilke: The Apple Orchard', 'Rosguill' (collected as 'The Gaeltacht'), 'In the Afterlife', 'A Coat', 'The Lesson' and 'The Marching Season' (all collected in 'Ten Glosses'), 'Nights of '57', 'In the Afterlife', 'The Bereaved' and 'The Practice Room' (all collected in 'Bodies and Souls', 'Weeping' (revised and collected as 'Clonmany to Ahascragh', 'Ballynahinch Lake', 'On a New Work in the English Tongue', 'Red, White and Blue', 'Miraculum' (collected as 'Out of the Bag', 'Unspoiled', 'Hibiki' (alternatively titled as 'Sluggan' in file), 'The Dearest Freshness', 'A Dream of Solstice', 'A Tad', 'Changed Times' and 'The Real Names' (fragment).
Also included are draft title pages.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:209 pages; 4 folders.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/117 (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.