PN Review 14

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CPA/1/2/3/12
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 Sequence 2, Boxes 53 [105] and 55 [107]
  • Dates of Creation
      Jun 1979-Feb 1980 & n.d.
  • Physical Description
      7 pieces; 286 sheets

Scope and Content

Manuscript and proof material relating to PN Review 14 (1980). This issue contained: editorial by Michael Schmidt; poems by Andrew Waterman, W.S. Graham, Donald Davie, Paul Mills, Patrick Creagh, Paul Celan (translated by Michael Hamburger), Alison Brackenbury and Giuseppe Belli (translated by Robert Garioch); essays and review articles by Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, Donald Davie, Lawrence Sail, Michael Hamburger, Neil Powell, Alan Young, David Arkell, David Holbrook and Bernice Martin; book reviews by Neil Powell, Lawrence Sail, Paul Wilkins, David J. Levy, John Finlay and James F. Mathias; letters (on the subject of the 'Crisis for Cranmer' issue) from Francis Jackson, Mrs J.L. Ensor, Garth Turner, the Rev. Kenneth Mason, John Elwell, the Rev. D.L. Scott, Adrian Bradshaw, Canon Arthur Bennett, Little Laver Parochial Church Council, John Mole, Anne Ridler, Michael Alexander, Nicholas Moore, Doreen G. Cooksley, Peter Hammond and Nirad C. Chaudhuri; and responses to topics discussed in earlier issues from Michael Hamburger, David J. Levy, Marjorie Perloff and James A. Powell. The issue also included a special supplement to mark the sixtieth birthday of David Wright which was edited by C.H. Sisson and contained contributions from: Sisson himself; Patrick Swift; Lionel Abrahams; Geoffrey Hill; Anne Tibble; John Fairfax; M.L. Rosenthal; David Gascoyne; Martin Green; Richard Poole; Cliff Ashby; Brian Oxley; C.J. Fox; Cherry Clayton; Dannie Abse; Michael Hamburger; Martin Seymour-Smith; Anthony Cronin; George Barker; W.S. Graham; John Heath-Stubbs; and an interview with Wright by Jonathan Barker. Internal evidence suggests that Claire Harman was involved in preparing the issue and final proof corrections, but Helen Ramsbotham also appears to have been involved in preparing the manuscript for printing, proof-reading and collating. Woodspring Press were involved in producing at least some of the proofs; most of the prose material was probably sent out for typesetting, as with other issues of the period.