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III.ii.5. Notebook, containing manuscript drafts of Heaney's translation of 'Cuirt an Mheán Oíche',

1993.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Contributors: Merriman, Brian, 1747?-1805
Summary:Notebook also contains glossary style notes relating to the translation of Irish words, a draft of the poem 'The Modern Mistress' (published as 'Two Lorries' in 'The Spirit Level') and a prose piece entitled 'Peter Fallon's poetry'. Also included is an attached, loose worksheet containing the opening lines of his translation of 'Cuirt an Mheán Oíche'. Drafts date from 25 June to 3 November 1993.
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Heaney's translation of sections of Merriman's poem is published as 'The Midnight Verdict' in the collection of the same name, published in 1993.

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: 1 volume.

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III.ii.5. Notebook, containing manuscript drafts of Heaney's translation of 'Cuirt an Mheán Oíche',

1993.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Notebook also contains glossary style notes relating to the translation of Irish words, a draft of the poem 'The Modern Mistress' (published as 'Two Lorries' in 'The Spirit Level') and a prose piece entitled 'Peter Fallon's poetry'. Also included is an attached, loose worksheet containing the opening lines of his translation of 'Cuirt an Mheán Oíche'. Drafts date from 25 June to 3 November 1993.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:1 volume.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/208 (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.