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IV.ii.10. Correspondence between Seamus Heaney and staff at publishers Farrar, Straus and Giroux, of New York,

2003-2004.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Contributors: Wedekind, Annie
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Summary:Correspondence between Heaney and both Anne Wedekind and Jonathan Gallassi, relates to Farrar, Straus and Giroux's preparations to publish 'The Burial at Thebes'. Dates from 8 December 2003 - 27 February 2004. Also included is a sample of the proposed cover artwork for the publication.
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Heaney's adaption of Sophocles' play 'Antigone', titled 'The Burial at Thebes', was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre as part of its centenary celebrations and first performed there on 31 March 2004. It was first published by Faber and Faber in 2004. The first American edition was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2004.

MS 49,493/252 has been copied and the copies made available as the original manuscripts in this file 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: 16 pages.

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IV.ii.10. Correspondence between Seamus Heaney and staff at publishers Farrar, Straus and Giroux, of New York,

2003-2004.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Correspondence between Heaney and both Anne Wedekind and Jonathan Gallassi, relates to Farrar, Straus and Giroux's preparations to publish 'The Burial at Thebes'. Dates from 8 December 2003 - 27 February 2004. Also included is a sample of the proposed cover artwork for the publication.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:16 pages.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/251 (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.