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I.xvii.8. Typescript drafts of poems, some of which were collected in 'District and Circle',

[n.d.]

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Summary:Worksheets contain drafts of 'Höfn', 'Horace and Thunder' (collected as 'Anything Can Happen'), 'Helmet', 'Testimony: The Ajax Incident', 'East Coast', 'Out of Shot', 'Testimony: Anahorish 1944', 'Rilke: After The Fire', 'The Aerodrome', 'A Shiver', 'Henry's Hawthorn', 'To George Seferis In The Underworld', 'The Turnip-Snedder', 'A Scuttle for Dorothy Wordsworth', 'Listen' (revised and collected as 'Wordsworth's Skates'), 'The Playground', 'The Harrow Pin', 'Poet to Blacksmith', 'Midnight Anvil', 'To Mick Joyce in Heaven', 'Why Not Say What Happened?' (collected as 'A Clip'), 'Senior Infants', 'The Nod', 'To Edward Thomas On The Lagans Road', 'Found Prose', 'The Lift', 'Nonce Words', 'Rilke: Roman Compagna', 'Santiago De Compostella', 'Testimony: Lourdes 1956' (collected as 'Brancardier', 'Home Help', 'In Iowa', 'Saw Music', 'Polish Sleepers', 'On the Spot', 'The Tollund Man In Springtime', 'Planting the Alder', 'Tate's Avenue', 'Fiddleheads', 'To Pablo Neruda in Tamplaghtduff', 'Rilke: The Apple Orchard', 'Quitting Time', 'In those days she flowed' (collected as 'Moyulla'), 'After Dark', 'Hallaig', 'The Birch Grove', 'To W.H. Auden by His Fireside' (collected as 'A Stove Lid for W.H. Auden'), 'Stern', 'To A Superb Poet', 'Carlo', 'The Blackbird of Glanmore', 'Testimony: What Passed at Colonus', 'Sweeney Underground' and 'Treating'.


Also included is a typescript draft of the title page (with a working title 'Planting the Alder') and contents page.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Published / Created: [n.d.]
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Notes:Taken from a file originally marked as 'District and Circle' by Heaney.

'Hallaig' was published by the Sorley McLean Trust, 2002; 'Carlo' was published in the Princeton Library Chronicle, Spring 1998.

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: 77 pages; 2 folders.

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I.xvii.8. Typescript drafts of poems, some of which were collected in 'District and Circle',

[n.d.]
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Worksheets contain drafts of 'Höfn', 'Horace and Thunder' (collected as 'Anything Can Happen'), 'Helmet', 'Testimony: The Ajax Incident', 'East Coast', 'Out of Shot', 'Testimony: Anahorish 1944', 'Rilke: After The Fire', 'The Aerodrome', 'A Shiver', 'Henry's Hawthorn', 'To George Seferis In The Underworld', 'The Turnip-Snedder', 'A Scuttle for Dorothy Wordsworth', 'Listen' (revised and collected as 'Wordsworth's Skates'), 'The Playground', 'The Harrow Pin', 'Poet to Blacksmith', 'Midnight Anvil', 'To Mick Joyce in Heaven', 'Why Not Say What Happened?' (collected as 'A Clip'), 'Senior Infants', 'The Nod', 'To Edward Thomas On The Lagans Road', 'Found Prose', 'The Lift', 'Nonce Words', 'Rilke: Roman Compagna', 'Santiago De Compostella', 'Testimony: Lourdes 1956' (collected as 'Brancardier', 'Home Help', 'In Iowa', 'Saw Music', 'Polish Sleepers', 'On the Spot', 'The Tollund Man In Springtime', 'Planting the Alder', 'Tate's Avenue', 'Fiddleheads', 'To Pablo Neruda in Tamplaghtduff', 'Rilke: The Apple Orchard', 'Quitting Time', 'In those days she flowed' (collected as 'Moyulla'), 'After Dark', 'Hallaig', 'The Birch Grove', 'To W.H. Auden by His Fireside' (collected as 'A Stove Lid for W.H. Auden'), 'Stern', 'To A Superb Poet', 'Carlo', 'The Blackbird of Glanmore', 'Testimony: What Passed at Colonus', 'Sweeney Underground' and 'Treating'.
Also included is a typescript draft of the title page (with a working title 'Planting the Alder') and contents page.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Created: [n.d.]
Extent:77 pages; 2 folders.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/132 (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.