O'GRADY, DESMOND, 1935-
Desmond O'Grady papers, 1953-2007

Emory University

Robert W. Woodruff Library

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zqkq

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: O'Grady, Desmond, 1935-
Title: Desmond O'Grady papers, 1953-2007
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 911
Extent: 39.5 linear ft. (79 boxes) and 13 oversized papers (OP)
Abstract:Personal and literary papers of Irish poet and translator, Desmond O'Grady from 1953-2001.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Peter Fallon/Gallery Press collection.

Source

Purchase, 2002 with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Desmond O'Grady papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Katie Long, April 30, 2003. Series 7 arranged and described at the folder level by Sarah Quigley, April 2017.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Desmond O'Grady was born in 1935 in Limerick, Ireland. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D from Harvard University. He is a charter member of Aosdana and served as the Irish representative to Congress of the Community of European Writers in 1962 and 1965. His published works include volumes of poetry, Chords and Orchestrations, Reilly, The Dark Edge of Europe, The Dying Gaul, Hellas, Separations, Stations, Sing Me Creation, His Skaldcrane's Nest, The Wandering Celt, Alexandrian Notebook, and Tipperary; and translations Off Licence, The Gododdin, A Limerick Rake, Grecian Glances, The Seven Arab Odes, Ten Modern Arab Poets, and Trawling Tradition. O'Grady is the father of three children, Deirdre Anne Maria, Leonard John Jules, and Gisele Eleanor Anne.

Desmond O'Grady was born in 1935 in Limerick, Ireland. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D from Harvard University. He is a charter member of Aosdana and served as the Irish representative to Congress of the Community of European Writers in 1962 and 1965. His published works include volumes of poetry, Chords and Orchestrations, Reilly, The Dark Edge of Europe, The Dying Gaul, Hellas, Separations, Stations, Sing Me Creation, His Skaldcrane's Nest, The Wandering Celt, Alexandrian Notebook, and Tipperary; and translations Off Licence, The Gododdin, A Limerick Rake, Grecian Glances, The Seven Arab Odes, Ten Modern Arab Poets, and Trawling Tradition. O'Grady is the father of three children, Deirdre Anne Maria, Leonard John Jules, and Gisele Eleanor Anne.

Scope and Content Note

The Desmond O'Grady papers include literary and personal papers of the poet and translator, Desmond O'Grady from 1953-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of drafts of O'Grady's own writings, including poems from Chords and Orchestrations, Reilly, The Dark Edge of Europe, The Dying Gaul, Hellas, Separations, Stations, Sing Me Creation, His Skaldcrane's Nest, The Wandering Celt, Alexandrian Notebook, and Tipperary and translations from Off Licence, The Gododdin, A Limerick Rake, Grecian Glances, The Seven Arab Odes, Ten Modern Arab Poets, and Trawling Tradition. Also present are extensive files of personal and literary correspondence including letters from Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, James Simmons, and Richard Ellmann. The collection also includes writings by others, personal files (including diaries and other personal items), collected printed material either by or about Desmond O'Grady, photographs, and sound recordings.

Arrangement Note

Organized into seven series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Writings by Desmond O'Grady, (3) Writings of others, (4) Personal files, (5) Printed material, (6) Audio-visual materials, and (7) Material acquired from Ellen Beardsley and Gisele O'Grady.

Finding Aid Note

A selected index of prominent correspondents is available.


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