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Subseries 2.5
Prose, 1970s-2016
Box 29, 80-83, 114-115 and OP 5-9

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of Muldoon's prose writings from the 1970s-2016, including complete typescripts for The Faber Book of Beasts, and The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry; and extensive number other essays and lectures; reviews of books and movies; and scripts for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Also included are a number introductions for readings by other writers.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by type of writing.

Prose
Box Folder Content
29 1 "A Tight Wee Place in Armagh," photocopy of Muldoon essay in Fortnight, July/August 1984
80 1 "The Creative Writing Program of Princeton University," report for the External Review Committee, October 1995
80 2 "Dictionary Entries," for The Future Dictionary of America, edited by Jonathan Safran Foer, circa April 2004
80 3 The Faber Book of Beasts, complete typescript [1 of 3]
80 4 The Faber Book of Beastss, complete typescript [2 of 3]
80 5 The Faber Book of Beasts, complete typescript [3 of 3]
80 6 The Faber Book of Beasts, contents, introduction, and index, typescripts, 1998
80 7 The Faber Book of Beasts, "Introduction," typescripts
80 8 The Faber Book of Beasts, typescripts of included poems [1 of 2]
80 9 The Faber Book of Beasts, typescripts of included poems [2 of 2]
80 10 "Ice" and other sketches, typescript sent to C.K. Williams, circa January 1997
80 11 "Making Hay," typescript, 1998
29 2 Notes for Chez Moy: A Critical Autobiography, two typescripts
29 3 "Old Spice," multiple typescript drafts with holograph corrections
80 12 "Paul Muldoon on The Annals of Chile," typescript, 1998
Scripts: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
29 4 Explorations II: Secondary English: Seamus Heaney, typescript
29 5 Explorations II: Secondary English: Ted Hughes, typescript
29 6 "Seamus Heaney: Teacher's Notes," typescript
29 7 "Ted Hughes: Teacher's Notes," typescript
29 8 "Time for Verse," corrected typescript drafts of scripts 1 through 4 with cover page and photocopy of review
Reviews
80 13 "Barbie, but no Bimbo," review of Pocahontas, photocopy of annotated page proof, October 5, 1995 [See also: OP7 Pocahontas, review entitled "Barbie, but no Bimbo"] Pocahontas, review entitled "Barbie, but no Bimbo"]
29 9 Belfast: An Illustrated History, by Jonathan Bardon, review entitled "Making the Most of a Desert Island," photocopy of corrected typescript with clipping of review from Fortnight, December 1982 Fortnight, December 1982
80 14 Blurbs on books by Dickinson, Hofmann, and Szymborska, typescripts, 1999
80 15 Books of the Year blurbs for the Times Literary Supplement, typescripts, 1997-2004
29 10 Cinema and Ireland, by Kevin Rockett, Luke Gibbons, and John Hill, typescript with light holograph corrections
29 11 Derek Walcott's Collected Poems, clipping from The Cambridge Review, March 1987 The Cambridge Review, March 1987
80 16 "Flinging Open a Great Window," review of R.F. Foster's W.B. Yeats: A Life II: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939, typescript
29 12 Gaudette, by Ted Hughes, clipping from Fortnight, Friday June 10, 1997 Fortnight, Friday June 10, 1997
OP1 3 Dances With Wolves, review entitled "Western Ways" [variant title "Is the Western Possible?"], two clippings from TLS, February 8, 1991 TLS, February 8, 1991
81 1 "Imprisoned Larks," review of The New Oxford Book of Children's Verse, edited by Neil Philip, typescript
81 2 Irish Journal, by Heinrich Böll, blurb for "Forgotten Works" project, typescript, 1999
29 13 Irish Journal, by Heinrich Böll, review entitled "Heinrich on the Boll," clipping from Fortnight, May 1983
81 3 James Joyce, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, typescripts Finnegans Wake, typescripts
29 14 The Last of the Mohicans, review entitled "The Night of the Big Hair," typescript
OP4 - The Midnight Court, by Brian Merriman, review entitled "Courting Couplets," clipping from The Irish Press, December 18, 1982 The Irish Press, December 18, 1982
81 4 Mountain Interval, by Robert Frost, for "Books of the Century" project, typescript, 1999
OP1 4 Pocahontas, review entitled "Barbie, but no Bimbo" [variant title "From Degeneration to Barbieism"], clipping from TLS, October 15, 1995 TLS, October 15, 1995
29 15 "Prudence Farmer Poetry Prize," clipping from The New Statesman, September 18, 1986
29 16 The Rattle of the North, edited by Patricia Craig, review entitled "Colcannonical," typescript
81 5 Richard Ellmann Prize, typescript
81 6 The Right and Lucky Man: Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler, edited by Frank MacShane, typescript
OP1 5 Seamus Heaney's Station Island and Sweeney Astray, with Craig Raine's Rich, review entitled "Sweaney Peregraine," clipping from The London Review of Books, November 1-14, 1984 Sweeney Astray, with Craig Raine's Rich, review entitled "Sweaney Peregraine," clipping from The London Review of Books, November 1-14, 1984
OP1 6 Visitor's Book, review entitled "A Book of Evasions," clipping from The London Review of Books, March 20, 1980 The London Review of Books, March 20, 1980
81 7 William Faulker, for "Millennium Reputations" project, typescript, 1999
Introductions
81 8 Ashbery, John, April 11, 1998
114 Chiasson, Dan, undated
81 9 Dunn, Stephen and Charles Wright, typescript
29 17 Grennan, Eamon and James Lasdun, corrected typescript
29 18 Heaney, Seamus, [circa 1995, pre-Nobel Prize], corrected typescript
81 10 Heaney, Seamus, Princeton University, April 26, 1998, typescripts
115 The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, undated

Introduction to a showing of the film

29 19 Hughes, Robert, lightly corrected typescript
81 11 Kinnell, Galway, July 29, 2002
29 20 Komunyakaa, Yusef, Princeton University, September 20, 1995, typescript
81 12 Longley, Edna, Princeton University, April 28, 1998, typescript
29 21 Lowrie, Mark, Princeton University, February 8, 1995, typescript
29 22 Mahon, Derek, Princeton University, [ca. 1991], lightly corrected typescript
29 23 Milosz, Czeslaw, Princeton University, [1992-93], corrected typescript
29 24 Morrison, Toni, Dublin International Writer's Festival, 1993, typescript
81 13 Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala, Princeton University, March 3 [no year]
81 14 Turow, Scott, November 29, 2000, typescript
81 15 "Varsity," reading by students at Oxford and Cambridge, University of Oxford, undated
29 25 Wallace-Crabbe, Chris, 92nd Street Y, lightly corrected typescript
29 26 Wilbur, Richard, Althea Ward Clark Reading Series at Princeton University, September 21, 1994, typescript
Lectures and Essays
81 16 "Abschrift der Ansprache von Paul Muldoon," typescript, August 2004
81 17 "The Celtic Tiger," typescript
81 18 "Diary," typescript and page proofs, circa 1999
81 19 "The Dichter-Scale," remarks by Paul Muldoon in the Poetry and History Discussion, Cracow, October 5, 1997, typescript
81 20 Eliot Centenary Talk, notes
81 21 The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry, complete typescript, circa 2006 [1 of 4]
81 22 The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry, complete typescript, circa 2006 [2 of 4]
81 23 The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry, complete typescript, circa 2006 [3 of 4]
81 24 The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry, complete typescript, circa 2006 [4 of 4]
82 1 The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry, "'All Souls' Night' by W.B. Yeats," an Inaugural Lecture delivered before the University of Oxford, November 2, 1999, typescript
82 2 The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry, "'All Souls' Night' by W.B. Yeats," proofs and notes
82 3 The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry, "'All Souls' Night' by W.B. Yeats," typescript
82 4 The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry, "'I Remember' by Stevie Smith," typescript
82 5 The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry, "'I Tried to Think a Lonelier Thing' by Emily Dickinson," typescript
82 6 The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry, "'Poem of the End' by Marina Tsvetayeva," typescript
82 7 The End of the Poem: "The Literary Life" by Ted Hughes
29 27 The Essential Byron, typescript of introduction, typescript of introduction and annotations, and typescript notes for interview on book
82 8 "A Forward to Irish Fairy and Folk Tales by William Butler Yeats," typescript and page proof, 2002
82 9 "Getting Round: Notes Towards an Ars Poetica," The 1998 F.W. Bateson Lecture, typescripts and notes
82 10 "The harbor is always a mess," The Dublin Review, Winter 2000-1, proofs [See also The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry] The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry]
82 11 "The Influence of Cinema on Contemporary Irish Poetry," typescript
82 12 "In the Hall of Mirrors: 'Autopsychography' by Fernando Pessoa," New England Review, Vol. 23 no. 4, proofs, October 2002
115 Lyric Theatre, "Programme Note to Macbeth," undated
29 28 "Madoc: A Mystery," introduction to dramatic reading of the poem, corrected typescript
82 13 Muldoon Poetry Reading, Irish Seminar, Dublin, July 28, 2003, typescript of comments about poems with introduction by Seamus Deane
82 14 "Paul Muldoon on John Donne's '[Show me, dear Christ, Thy spouse, so bright and clear],'" typescript
82 15 "Poetry and School," University College Dublin, Millennium Lecture Series, 2000, typescript
29 29 "The Point of Poetry," typescript draft with holograph corrections and final uncorrected typescript draft
82 16 "Polar Expeditions: 'I Tried To Think a Lonelier Thing' by Emily Dickinson," New England Review vol. 24 no. 2, proofs, April 2003 [See also The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry] The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures in Poetry]
82 17 Queen's University, Belfast, Honorary Degree acceptance speech, typescripts
82 18 "Rara Avis," typescripts
82 19 Remarks, 2001 T.S. Eliot Prize Announcement
83 1 "Stiff Little Fingers: 'Alternative Ulster,'" typescript
83 2 "Talk of the Town," typescript, September 2001
83 3 To Ireland, I, corrections and proofs, 1999-2000
83 4 To Ireland, I, index, typescript
83 5 To Ireland, I: The 1998 Clarendon Lectures, "Contaygious to the Nile," typescript
83 6 To Ireland, I: The 1998 Clarendon Lectures, typescript
29 30 "Whitman, Yeats and Joyce," typescript with minimal holograph corrections
29 31 Why Brownlee Left, clipping of note from Poetry Book Society journal, Autumn 1980 Poetry Book Society journal, Autumn 1980
83 7 "Why Poetry Should be Taught at the Secondary Level," UNESCO, typescript and notes, circa 2000-2001
29 32 "Yeats and Politics," mixed typescript and photocopies of Yeats poems with holograph notes, all in in yellow binder with brochure for Arts and Letters Live 1994 season
29 33 Untitled autobiographical sketch, typescript
83 8 Unidentified Lecture on "Getting Around," January, 1998
83 9 Untitled essay on Louis MacNeice's "Autumn Journal," typescript
83 10 Untitled statement on listening to lectures, typescript
83 11 Untitled typescript about the relationship between poetry and the Troubles
83 12 Unidentified lecture and essay notes
83 13 Unidentified typescript fragment
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