Fonds SC334 - David R. Clark fonds

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David R. Clark fonds

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  • 1970-1999 (Creation)

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1.2 m of textual records

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David R. Clark was born in Seymour, Conn. and educated at Wesleyan (B.A. 1947) and Yale (Ph.D. 1955). He also studied at Reed College, Indiana University and the Kenyon School of English. Clark has taught English Literature at many locales including: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Professor of English); University College, Dublin; University of Victoria and Syracuse University. His publications are mainly (but not exclusively) centred on Irish literature, where his work has been both critical and editorial. He is a member of the editorial board of The Cornell Yeats.

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The fonds consists of: research notes; correspondence; census material; manuscript photocopies, transcriptions and proofs produced in the production of The Winding Stair (1929): Manuscript materials for The Cornell Yeats (1995) published by Cornell University Press. In addition to material on Yeat's The Winding Stair (1929), the research includes related material from The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933) and Words for Music Perhaps. Also included is a set of corrected page proofs for Druid Craft (1971).

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The order of the material is substantially the received order, with items in folders kept together and Clark’s titles maintained, where applicable. Folders have often been listed with further description in square brackets. Material in bulk groupings has, on occasion, been divided into folders. The material in box 2 had the inscription: “Sent back by Steve Parrish, Aug. 4, 1997”.

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The following abbreviations are used by Clark and:
WS29=The Winding Stair (1929)
WS33=The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933)
WMP32=Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems (1932)

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Revised by JF, May 25, 2020.

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  • English

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