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Desmond Egan Papers 3

Identifier: GTM-890927

Content Description

Box 1 Correspondence (1987-1989) includes letters from Egan to family and letters from notables such as Samuel Beckett (photocopies), Hugh Kenner (Beckett and Ezra Pound scholar), James Laughlin (poet, founder of New Directions Publishing), James McKenna (playwright, sculptor), Patricia Rachewiltz (granddaughter of Ezra Pound), John Patrick Sullivan (author). Box 2 Manuscripts by Egan (c.1988-1989) Box 3 Published works by Egan (1987-1989) Box 4 Printed materials (articles) re Egan (1988-1989)


  • 1987 - 1989

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Biographical / Historical

Desmond Egan (born 15 July, 1936 in Athlone, County Westmeath), is an Irish poet, publisher, and festival organiser. He has published over 20 collections of poetry as well as some translations of Greek plays. His own work has been translated into Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Russian. He founded The Goldsmith Press (1972); edited the quarterly magazine for the arts Era (1974-1984); and starting in 1987 he has served as artistic director of the Gerard Manley Hopkins International Festival each July in Kildare, Ireland.

Source: Wikipedia


1.05 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Document Case; 3 Hollinger Slim Document Cases (all legal size).)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Desmond Egan, 1989.

Related Materials

Related collections: Desmond Egan Papers 1 GTM-851203 Desmond Egan Papers 2 GTM-Gamms81

Desmond Egan Papers 3
Lisette C. Matano, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Repository Details

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