I.xvii.2. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems collected in 'District and Circle',

2003-2005.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Summary:Worksheets contain drafts of 'Relict' (collected as 'District and Circle'), 'Poet to Blacksmith', 'Tall Dames' (collected as Section 2 of 'Found Prose', 'Polish Sleepers', 'Brancardier', 'The Nod', 'Höfn' (with draft dated 6 June 2004), 'Carlo', 'Rilke: After the Fire' (alternative title in file 'Rilke: Burnt Out House'), 'Limen', 'Rilke: The Apple Orchard', 'Wordsworth Skates' (with draft dated 22 June 2004), 'A Clip' (with draft dated 3 Dec 2003), 'Testimonies' (collected as 'Anahorish 1944'), 'Turkeys' (collected as 'Quitting Time'), 'Out of Shot' (draft dated 3 Dec 2003), 'To George Seferis in the Underworld', 'To Edward Thomas On The Lagans Road', 'Testimoney: The Ajax Incident', 'Fiddleheads', 'One Christmas Day In The Morning', 'In Those Days She Flowed', 'Home Help', 'The Aerodrome', 'Súgán' (with draft marked as 'late revisions and dated 8 Aug 2005), 'To Pablo Nerunda in Tamlaghduff', 'The Blackbird of Glanmore', 'The Tollund Man in Springtime', 'A Chow', 'A Chow', 'A Scuttle for Dorothy Wordsworth', 'Tate's Avenue', 'Saw Music', 'Helmet', 'Sweeney Underground', 'The Turnip Snedder', 'The Harrow Pin', 'None Words', 'Horace and Thunder' (collected as 'Anything Can Happen', 'After Dark', 'Out of This World' (collected as 'Like Everybody Else ...'), 'The rest I'll speakof to the ones below in Hades' and 'To W.H. Auden by his fireside' (collected as 'A Stove Lid for W.H. Auden').


Also included is a draft of the contents page of 'District and Circle'.
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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 'District' by Heaney.

MS 49,493/126 (pp 6-7 and 21) have been copied and the copy inserted into the file, in replace of the originals which 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: 152 pages; 3 folders.

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Arrangement:Sub-fonds
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I.xvii.2. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems collected in 'District and Circle',

2003-2005.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Worksheets contain drafts of 'Relict' (collected as 'District and Circle'), 'Poet to Blacksmith', 'Tall Dames' (collected as Section 2 of 'Found Prose', 'Polish Sleepers', 'Brancardier', 'The Nod', 'Höfn' (with draft dated 6 June 2004), 'Carlo', 'Rilke: After the Fire' (alternative title in file 'Rilke: Burnt Out House'), 'Limen', 'Rilke: The Apple Orchard', 'Wordsworth Skates' (with draft dated 22 June 2004), 'A Clip' (with draft dated 3 Dec 2003), 'Testimonies' (collected as 'Anahorish 1944'), 'Turkeys' (collected as 'Quitting Time'), 'Out of Shot' (draft dated 3 Dec 2003), 'To George Seferis in the Underworld', 'To Edward Thomas On The Lagans Road', 'Testimoney: The Ajax Incident', 'Fiddleheads', 'One Christmas Day In The Morning', 'In Those Days She Flowed', 'Home Help', 'The Aerodrome', 'Súgán' (with draft marked as 'late revisions and dated 8 Aug 2005), 'To Pablo Nerunda in Tamlaghduff', 'The Blackbird of Glanmore', 'The Tollund Man in Springtime', 'A Chow', 'A Chow', 'A Scuttle for Dorothy Wordsworth', 'Tate's Avenue', 'Saw Music', 'Helmet', 'Sweeney Underground', 'The Turnip Snedder', 'The Harrow Pin', 'None Words', 'Horace and Thunder' (collected as 'Anything Can Happen', 'After Dark', 'Out of This World' (collected as 'Like Everybody Else ...'), 'The rest I'll speakof to the ones below in Hades' and 'To W.H. Auden by his fireside' (collected as 'A Stove Lid for W.H. Auden').
Also included is a draft of the contents page of 'District and Circle'.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:152 pages; 3 folders.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/126 (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.