Fonds SC134 - John Montague fonds

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John Montague fonds

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CA UVICARCH SC134

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  • 1961 - 1962 (Creation)

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9 cm of textual records

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John Montague (born 28 February 1929) is an Irish poet.

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This fonds relates to The Dolmen Miscellany Of Irish Writing, originally to be entitled The Tower, which was proposed after a poetry reading in February 1961. The Irish Academy of Letters, in the person of Peadar O'Donnell, agreed to subsidize the publication and it was published by Liam Miller at the Dolmen Press. John Montague was the editor and Thomas Kinsella was the poetry editor.

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The fonds consists of correspondence received by Montague in his capacity as editor plus a few carbons of his replies. Correspondents include Peadar O'Donnell, Liam Miller, Thomas Kinsella, and some of the other contributing writers: Aidan Higgins, Pearce Hutchinson, Val Iremonger, John Jordan, James Liddy, John McGahern, Brian Moore, Richard Murphy, James Plunkett, Richard Weber, Leslie Daiken, and Thomas McIntyre. There are also some miscellaneous letters and items; including letters from Samuel Beckett and Robin Skelton. Included with the correspondence are a few holograph notes, cuttings, manuscripts, pamphlets, and emphemera relating to The Dolmen Miscellany.

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john-montague-fonds-3

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Revised by JF, July 24, 2013.

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  • English

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