Manuscripts, typescripts, cuttings of poems by Gascoyne first published in  ... 

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Manuscripts, typescripts, cuttings of poems by Gascoyne first published in periodicals and other collections. Some are photocopies.

  • ‘Four of several poems written by David Gascoyne (Chorister), September 1929’. Photocopy from St Ormond’s magazine, Summer 1929.
  • ‘Seaside memories’. Photocopy from The Sunday Referee, 7 May 1933.
  • ‘Slate’. Originally published in The Sunday Referee, 28 May 1933. Photocopy of original manuscript. Later published in Collected Poems.
  • ‘Homage à Mallarmé’. Photocopy from The New English Weekly, 27 Jul 1933.
  • ‘On the terrace’. Photocopy from The Sunday Referee, 24 Sep 1933.
  • ‘Morning dissertation’ ‘Poem’. Photocopy from New Verse, no. 6 (Dec 1933). Later published in Man’s Life is this Meat (London: Parton Press, 1936).
  • ‘No solution’, ‘Speculation’, ‘They spoke of a new city’, ‘The Roots of evil’, ‘Penitential poem’. Photocopies from The Bookman, Feb, Mar, Aug, Sep 1934. Later published in Man’s Life is this Meat (London: Parton Press, 1936).
  • 'Night-piece'. Photocopy from The Listener, 31 Oct 1934 and a later re-typing.
  • ‘Landscape’, ‘Reintegration’. Photocopies from The Year’s Poetry, 1934. Later published in Five Early Uncollected Poems (Leamington Spa: Other Branch Readings, 1984).
  • ‘The Truth is blind …’. Photocopy from New Verse, no. 18 (Dec 1935). Later published in Man’s Life is this Meat (London: Parton Press, 1936).
  • ‘Charity week’. Photocopy from The Year’s Poetry, 1935. Later published in Man’s Life is this Meat (London: Parton Press, 1936).
  • 'The Very image'. Later re-typing, originally published in Contemporary Poetry and Prose, no. 2 (Jun 1936) and in Collected Poems 1965.
  • 'Symptomatic world'. Later re-typing of part of a longer poem originally published in Contemporary Poetry and Prose, no. 6-7 (Oct-Nov 1936).
  • 'A Sudden squall'. Photocopy from Janus, 2 May 1936.
  • ‘Three poems’. Photocopy from the catalogue Surrealist Objects and Poems (London: London Gallery, 1937). Later published in Collected Poems 1988, as ‘Three verbal objects’.
  • ‘Cavatina’, Venus Androgyne’, ‘Lowland’, ‘The Hero’, ‘Signs’ and ‘The fault’. Two photocopies from Delta, Apr 1938, one copy with faint copies of pencil amendments. All but ‘Signs’ later published in Poems, 1937-1942 (London: P.L. Editions, 1943).
  • ‘The Conspirators’. Photocopy from New Writing, n.s. no. 3 (Winter 1939).
  • ‘Strophes élégiaques à la mémoire d’Alban Berg’. Later typescript. Published in Cahiers du sud, no. 220, (jan 1940).
  • ‘Mountains’. Photocopy from Collected Poems 1988 of the poem originally published in Poems, 1937-1942 (London: P.L. Editions, 1943), with a copy of a painting signed G.S. [Graham Sutherland?], 1978, stapled to the leaf.
  • ‘Concert of angels’. Manuscript copy from Adam, no. 159/160 (Jun/Jul 1946).
  • ‘The Sacred hearth: to George Barker’. Published in Poetry London, vol. 4, no. 14 (Nov/Dec 1948). Later published in A Vagrant and Other Poems (London: John Lehmann, 1950). Galley proof, also a photocopy from Collected Poems.
  • ‘Fragment of an abandoned poem: in homage to Alan Clodd … The Bomb-site anchorite’. Dated c 1948/9, but later retyped and signed, this being a photocopy. Published in Selected Poems.
  • ‘On the Grand Canal’. Photocopy from Points, no. 8 (Dec 1950/Jan 1951).
  • ‘Elegiac improvisation on the death of Paul Eluard’. Cutting from Botteghe Oscure, no. 13 (1954).
  • ‘Remembering the dead’, 1959. Photocopy from X, vol. 1, no. 1 (1959). Published in Collected Poems 1988.
  • 'On rereading Jacob Boehme's "Aurora"'. Single leaf, with space for numeration as a limited edition, of the poem first published in Three Poems (Privately printed, 1976).
  • ‘Speechlessness’, n.d. Typewritten. Published in The Listener, 4 Oct 1979.
  • ‘September Sun’. Manuscript of additional stanza of 1981 and typewritten text of the original three stanzas of 1947 with the additional stanza added. With a photocopy from New Departures, no. 15 (1983).
  • ‘Dolphins’. Typewritten with manuscript amendments. Originally published ‘as ‘Whales and dolphins’ in A Garland of poems for Leonard Clark (Kinross: Lomond Press, 1980), also ‘Whales and dolphins’ and ‘Prelude to a new fin-de-siècle’. Photocopy from an unidentified work.
  • ‘A Rare occasional poem, May 13th, 1982’. Published in Authors take Sides on the Falklands (London: Woolf, 1982). Typewritten with manuscript amendments, with a draft letter dated 17 May 1982 to a Mr Jenkins on the reverse, and a revised typewritten text with a draft letter to M. Fleiss on the reverse.
  • ‘Prelude to a new fin-de-siècle’. Published in Temenos, no. 2 (1982). Six versions, some with manuscript amendments or additions.
  • ‘A Hastily assembled homage to Denis Roche’. Manuscript and typewritten. With the published text in New Departures, no. 14 (1982).
  • ‘Variations on a phrase’. Published in Poetry Review, vol. 72, no 3 (Sep 1982) and also as a broadside in 1984 by Charles Seluzicki, Portland, Oregon. Three versions, typewritten with MS amendments. One version has a draft letter from Gascoyne to Bishop Ross Hook on the verso.
  • ‘Dodecatribute to M.G. at 75’. Published in Adam, no. 443/445 (1983). Typewritten with manuscript amendments.
  • ‘Arbres, bêtes, cours d’eau pour Salah Stétié’. In French. Six versions, typewritten with manuscript amendments. First published in Les Cahiers du Désert, (Paris: Editions Louve, 1984), and in Collected Poems 1988.
  • ‘A Sarum sestina’, n.d. Seven versions, typewritten with manuscript amendments, and reprinted on the final leaf of an unidentified work on Salisbury Cathedral Choir School. Published in Collected Poems 1988.
  • ‘Snow in Europe, Christmas 1938’. Limited edition reprinted leaf, of poem first published in Penguin New Writing, no. 3 (Feb 1941) and later published in Selected Poems.
  • ‘Entrance to a lane: Graham Sutherland, the Tate Gallery’, Jul 1985. Eight versions, manuscript, or typewritten with manuscript amendments. Published in Selected Poems.
  • ‘The Unspeakable sea’, 1985. Seven versions, manuscript and typewritten with manuscript amendments, and a translation into French by Gascoyne. Published in Collected Poems 1988.
  • 'A Further frontier, viewed from Corfu’, 1985. Originally entitled ‘A Distant frontier’. Five versions, typewritten with manuscript amendments. Published in Collected Poems 1988.
  • ‘November in Devon’ , 1986. Four versions, typewritten with MS amendments. Published in Collected Poems 1988.
  • ‘Ludic inanities for whom (I)’. Typewritten with manuscript amendments, with photocopy of a postcard published by the Menard Press, 1986.
  • ‘Half-an-hour’, n.d. Typewritten. Published in Selected Poems.
  • ‘Ivy’, 24 Aug 1994. Manuscript and word-processed, five versions, one with a French translation, and the issue of Gurnard and Northwood Sunday Notes, 5 Nov 1995, including the poem.
  • ‘Pre-war proem’. Photocopy from London Review of Books, 25 Jan 1996.

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