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Donald Finkel Papers (MSS045)

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Poems

Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Material toward The Clothing's New Emperor

Material toward Simeon

Material toward A Joyful Noise

Material toward Answer Back

Material toward Garbage Wars

Material toward Adequate Earth

Material toward A Mote in Heaven's Eye

Material towards Going Under/Endurance

Material toward What Manner of Beast

Miscellaneous

Printed Material

Correspondence

Poems

Miscellaneous Manuscript

Material toward Simeon

Material toward A Joyful Noise

Material toward Answer Back

Material toward Garbage Wars

Material toward Adequate Earth

Material toward A Mote in Heaven's Eye

Material toward Going Under/Endurance

Material toward What Manner of Beast

Material toward The Detachable Man

Material toward Selected Shorter Poems

Material toward The Wake of the Electron

Material toward A Splintered Mirror

Material toward Beyond Despair

Miscellaneous

Little Magazines With Contributions by Donald Finkel or Constance Urdang

Little Magazines Without Contributions by Donald Finkel or Constance Urdang

Realia



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Donald Finkel Papers (MSS045), 1947-1983 | MSS Manuscripts

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Title: Donald Finkel Papers (MSS045), 1947-1983Add to your cart.

ID: MSS/MSS/045

Primary Creator: Donald Finkel, 1929-

Extent: 51.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Donald Finkel Papers include his extensive research materials, journals, notes, and heavily revised manuscripts. A large collection of editorial matter toward all of his books and a small, yet revealing professional correspondence with editors and literary colleagues completes the Finkel Papers.

Collection Historical Note

Donald Finkel was an American poet best known for his unorthodox styles. Finkel wrote his poetry in free verse, juxtaposing different subjects against each other. Some of his poetry was extremely lengthy, with single pieces filling a volume. He strayed from abstraction and used common language in his writing. Finkel would interlace his poetry with sections taken from a wide range of works, including the writings of authors including Lenny Bruce, Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Albert Camus and Franz Kafka.

Born in New York, Finkel attended Columbia University, where he was awarded a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1952 and a master's degree in English in 1953. Most of his teaching career has been at Washington University where he helped develop the Writers' Program with his wife, Constance Urdang, but he has also taught at the University of Iowa, Bard College, and Bennington College. Finkel was the poet-in-residence emeritus at Washington University until his death.

Some of Finkel's best-known poems include Answer Back (1968) about Mammoth Cave, Adequate Earth (1972) book of poems about Antarctica, and his 1987 work The Wake of the Electron (1987) which was inspired by the story of sailor Donald Crowhurst, who died in 1969 while competing in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Finkel was sent to Antarctica in 1968, as part of a scientific expedition sponsored by the National Science Foundation to send artists to Antarctica. The subject appeared in his 1978 book, Endurance: An Antarctic Idyll.

The 14 books of poetry and other works he published include Simeon (1964), A Joyful Noise (1966), The Garbage Wars (1970), A Mote in Heaven’s Eye (1975), Endurance: An Antarctic Idyll (1978), Going Under (1978), What Manner of Beast (1981) and Not So the Chairs: Selected and New Poems (2003). He translated A Splintered Mirror: Chinese Poetry From the Democracy Movement with Carolyn Kizer, which was published in 1991.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

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If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Other Note: Additional material was added to the Donld Finkel Papers in 2008, not yet listed on this finding aid. Please contact the Manuscript Department for more information.


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[Series G1-1: Correspondence, 1953-1983],
[Series G1-2: Poems],
[Series G1-3: Miscellaneous Manuscripts],
[Series G1-4: Material toward The Clothing's New Emperor],
[Series G1-5: Material toward Simeon],
[Series G1-6: Material toward A Joyful Noise],
[Series G1-7: Material toward Answer Back],
[Series G1-8: Material toward Garbage Wars],
[Series G1-9: Material toward Adequate Earth],
[Series G1-10: Material toward A Mote in Heaven's Eye],
[Series G1-11: Material towards Going Under/Endurance],
[Series G1-12: Material toward What Manner of Beast],
[Series G1-13: Miscellaneous],
[Series G1-14: Printed Material],
[Series G2-1: Correspondence],
[Series G2-2: Poems],
[Series G2-3: Miscellaneous Manuscript],
[Series G2-4: Material toward Simeon],
[Series G2-5: Material toward A Joyful Noise],
[Series G2-6: Material toward Answer Back],
[Series G2-7: Material toward Garbage Wars],
[Series G2-8: Material toward Adequate Earth],
[Series G2-9: Material toward A Mote in Heaven's Eye],
[Series G2-10: Material toward Going Under/Endurance],
[Series G2-11: Material toward What Manner of Beast],
[Series G2-12: Material toward The Detachable Man],
[Series G2-13: Material toward Selected Shorter Poems],
[Series G2-14: Material toward The Wake of the Electron],
[Series G2-15: Material toward A Splintered Mirror],
[Series G2-16: Material toward Beyond Despair],
[Series G2-17: Miscellaneous],
[Series G2-18: Little Magazines With Contributions by Donald Finkel or Constance Urdang],
[Series G2-19: Little Magazines Without Contributions by Donald Finkel or Constance Urdang],
[Series G2-20: Realia],
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Series G2-3: Miscellaneous ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Consists of 7 groups of miscellaneous manuscripts by Finkel including Miscellaneous translations, Miscellaneous translations from Chinese, Work toward an untitled manuscript, Group of poems with criticism by Constance Urdang, Interviews, Prose, and Tape recording. 379 items.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Sub-Series G2-3.1: Translations by FinkelAdd to your cart.
Consists of translations by Finkel of poems by various Spanish authors and Julius Urt, arranged alphabetically by original author. 27 items, 30 pages.
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gonzalez, Angel.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Epiloque, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 2: It was never going to be like this, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page. Light revision.
Item 3: My difficult calling, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Alternately titled My deep sea calling. Light revision.
Item 4: Poetics, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 5: Proof, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 6: Sometimes, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page. Light revision.
Item 7: Sometimes in october that's the way it is, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page
Item 8: That was love, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 9: Today, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 10: What are we going to do, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 11: Whatever, whenever you like, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page. Light revision.
Item 2: Moreno, LuisAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 57. Ecce woman, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Includes 3 copies of the Spanish text, 57. Ecce woman. Light revision.
Item 2: 27. The nobility of stones, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page. Includes copy of the Spanish text, 27. Calidad de la piedra. Light revision.
Item 3: 67. Ratio rerum (for Jose Luis y Angelines), [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page. Includes copy of the Spanish text, 67. Ratio rerum (para Jose Luis y Angelines).
Item 3: Urt, JuliusAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Grammar of the egyptian language, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 4 pages. Heavy revision.
Item 2: Perception, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages.
Item 3: Plea for the defense, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 4: Untitled, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
First line, A pitch dark room. Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 5: Untitled, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
First line, On the threshold of eternity. Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page. Light revision.
Sub-Series G2-3.2: Miscellaneous manuscripts--Translations from ChineseAdd to your cart.
Consists of two groups of translations including a group of translations of Chinese author Bei Dao and a group of miscellaneous translations from Chinese. 205 items.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous manuscripts--Translations from Chinese--translations of Bei Dao.Add to your cart.
Consists of translations of the Chinese poet Bei Dao by Finkel with others. Includes biographical notes on Bei Dao and Tables of contents toward an untitled manuscript of Bei Dao translations. 164 items. 171 pages.
Item 1: Biographical notes by Finkel about Bei Dao, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages.
Item 2: Table of contents toward untitled manuscript, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 drafts, 6 pages.
Item 3: Bei Dao. After yesterday, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Alternately titled Since yesterday. Heavy revision.
Item 4: All, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 8 drafts, 8 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Heavy revision.
Item 5: Ancient temple, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 6: Another legend, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 7: The art of poetry, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 8: Astray, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen.
Item 9: Border, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Published in The Seneca Review,17/2, 1987.
Item 10: Chords, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 5 drafts, 5 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Moderate revision.
Item 11: Comet, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 2 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 12: Crossroads, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Alternately titled Crossing. Moderate revision.
Item 13: A day, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, typescript (photocopy), 4 drafts, 4 pages. Alternately titled Days. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 14: Echoes, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Moderate revision.
Item 15: Electric shock, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, Autograph,  3 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 16: Enchantment, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 6 drafts, 6 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Moderate revision.
Item 17: Every morning our sun, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 18: Going back, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 19: Habit, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Moderate revision.
Item 20: Hello mountain of a hundred flowers, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Alternately titled Mountain of a hundred flowers. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Moderate revision.
Item 21: The host, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 22: Island, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 drafts, 9 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Moderate revision.
Item 23: Language, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages.
Item 24: Let's go, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Galley, 1 page. With Xueliang Chen. Filed in Business correspondence, December 29, 1986.
Item 25: Many years ago, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 26: Nightmare, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 27: Night: theme and variations, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 drafts, 4 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Moderate revision.
Item 28: Notes in the rain, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
[poem], Typescript, autographed, 5 drafts, 5 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Heavy revision.
Item 29: No tomorrow, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 30: One step, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen.
Item 31: The oranges are ripe, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Galley, 1 page. With Xueliang Chen. Filed in Business correspondence, December 29, 1986.
Item 32: Orphans, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 33: Parable, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 34: Portrait of the poet as a young man, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 35: Rainy night, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 36: Really, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 37: Shore, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 drafts, 4 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 38: Single room, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 39: Smile, snowflake, star, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 40: Song of the migratory birds, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 drafts, 4 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 41: S.O.S., [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 42: Spectral flower, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Alternately titled Many-colored flower. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 43: The story goes on, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 44: Subway station, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 45: The tale goes on, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen.
Item 46: Testament, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Galley, 1p, filed in Business correspondence, December 29, 1986.
Item 47: A ticket, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Galley, 1 page. With Xueliang Chen. Filed in Business correspondence, December 29, 1986.
Item 48: Toast, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 8 drafts, 8 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Heavy revision.
Item 49: Tradition, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 drafts, 4 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 50: Transparent grief, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page, 1 draft. Light revision. Published in Folio,Winter 1988-89.
Item 51: Untitled. First line, I'm forever a stranger., [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 52: Untitled. First line, This is forever., [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen.
Item 53: Untitled. First line, Too much rancor can muddy a drop of water., [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Moderate revision.
Item 54: Void, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 55: Waiting for me in the rain, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 5 drafts, 5 pages. Alternately titled Wait for me in the rain. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Light revision.
Item 56: Walking into the rain, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 drafts, 4 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 57: Witness, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 58: You say, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
[poem], Typescript, autograph, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Alternately titled You said. Translation with Xueliang Chen. Moderate revision.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous manuscripts--Miscellaneous translations from ChineseAdd to your cart.
Consists of translations of various Chinese authors. 41 items, 47 pages.
Item 1: Gu ChengAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Bubbles, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Autographed, 1 draft, 1 page. Translation with Xueliang Chen.
Item 2: Do you still remember that river?, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 3: Evasion, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 4: Gazing, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 5: Going back, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 6: Last, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 7: Let's look for a lamp, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Alternately titled Let's go look for a lamp. Light revision.
Item 8: Near and far, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 9: Report, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 10: Staring, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 11: Traveler on the plains, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 6 pages. Alternately titled The traveler and the plain. Moderate revision.
Item 12: Unpainted images, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 13: The wing has stolen our oar, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 drafts, 6 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 2: Mang Ke. Daybreak after rain, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Cheng-Tai Chang. Moderate revision.
Item 3: Shu TingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Fairy tales (for Gu Cheng), [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 7 drafts, 7 pages. Alternately titled The maker of fairy tales. Translation with Yi Jinsheng. Heavy revision.
Item 2: Fallen leaves, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 3 drafts, 4 pages. Translation with Chang Sheng-Tai. Moderate revision.
Item 3: Parting in the rain, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Translation with Xueliang Chen.
Sub-Series G2-3.3: Miscellaneous manuscripts--Material toward an untitled manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Consists of two sections of material toward an untitled manuscript by Finkel. 43 items.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous manuscripts--Untitled manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Includes a table of contents, autographed, 1 page, and poems toward an untitaled manuscript. Poems arranged in order of appearance on table of contents. 19 items, 56 pages
Item 1: The absence of absence, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 1 draft, 2 pages.
Item 2: Animals nor gods, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 1 draft, 2 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 3: As far as I am concerned, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 1 draft, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 4: At Madame Recamier's, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 5: Brief caesura, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 2 pages.
Item 6: The child inside, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 5 pages. Light revision.
Item 7: Connais-toi, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 1 draft, 5 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 8: Enlightenment, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 9: In the dark, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 4 pages. Light revision.
Item 10: The invention of O, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 11: Laughter, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 12: A most decided taste, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 3 pages.
Item 13: Reflections, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 1 draft, 2 pages.
Item 14: Savage or imbecile, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 1 draft, 7 pages. Light revision.
Item 15: Some barbaric hand, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 1 draft, 3 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 16: A species of music, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 17: This child, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
[poem], Typescript, 1 draft, 8 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 18: Whichever lead, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 1 draft, 2 pages.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous manuscripts-- Material toward untitled manuscriptAdd to your cart.
24 items. 44 pages. Contains prose excerpts from Caspar Hauser by Anselm Von Feuerbach. Typescript, 4 pages, a translation of a poem by French author Richard de Fournival entitled One Reading, typescript, 1 page, and poems by Finkel arranged in alphabetical order.
Item 1: As far as I am concerned, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 2 pages.
Item 2: As he tells it, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 6 pages.
Item 3: Brief caesura, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 2 pages.
Item 4: Connais-toi, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 2 pages.
Item 5: Enlightenment, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 1 draft, 4 pages. Alternately titled From the interior. Moderate revision.
Item 6: Hands, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 7: His usufruct, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 2 pages.
Item 8: Laughter, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 9: Like us, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 10: Naturally, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 2 drafts, 3 pages.
Item 11: Old hand, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 12: On pain of death, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 13: Potatoes, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 14: Some barbaric hand, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 15: This slight movement, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 pdraft, 4 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 16: Untitled [poem], First line, Blanca slumps in her mother's lap., [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 17: Untitled [poem], First line, Madame Guerin, knitting by the window on a kitchen stool., [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Item 18: Untitled [poem], First line, What does it want of me, this ghost of a poem., [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 draft, 1 page.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Sub-Series G2-3.4: Miscellaneous manuscripts--Poems with criticismAdd to your cart.
Consists of a group of poems with criticism from Constance Urdang, Autograph, 2 pages. Poem arranged in alphabetical order. 92 items. 96 pages.
Folder 18Add to your cart.
Item 1: The burning of Rome, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Published in Grand Street, 6/4, Summer 1987.
Item 2: Burning the brush, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages, Light revision.
Item 3: Caller, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 6 drafts, 6 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 4: Dead squirrel, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 5: Departures, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Moderate revision. Poem, In the writer's house included on one draft. Light revision.
Item 6: The gardener, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 5 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 7: Insomnia, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 7 drafts, 7 pages.
Item 8: In the waiting room, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 7 drafts, 7 pages.
Item 9: In the writer's house, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescripts, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Alternately titled In the author's house. Light revision.
Item 10: Intimations, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages.
Item 11: Leading with the head, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 8 drafts, 8 pages. Alternately titled Morning Call, Alternately titled Last Rounds, Heavy revision.
Item 12: Luncheon at the Tate, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Alternately titled Dinner at the Tate. Light revision.
Item 13: Luzern, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Moderate revision. Copy of the first stanza of Intimations included on one draft.
Item 14: Making do, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 draft, 1 page. Light revision.
Item 15: Modulation, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 16: Names, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages.
Item 17: Nostalgia, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 18: Now, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Light revision.
Item 19: No wonder, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Note attached to Auto draft.
Item 20: Old man in a new raincoat, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 21: The prophets are back, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Alternately titled Return of the prophets, copy of In the Tate (Alternately titled Luncheon at the Tate) included on one draft. Moderate revision.
Item 22: The rebuilding of Rome, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Light revision. Published in Grand Street, 6/4, Summer 1987.
Item 23: Somewhere else, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 24: A sort of drinking song, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 25: Sub rosa, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 26: The syllables, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 27: The tenant, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autographed, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Alternately titled The renter. Light revision.
Item 28: Time piece, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages.
Item 29: To walk again, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 30: Waiting for the monarchs, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 31: Why, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, autograph, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Moderate revision.
Item 32: Windfall, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 drafts, 3 pages. Light revision.
Item 33: The words, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Light revision. Copy of Old man in a new raincoat included on one draft. Moderate revision.
Sub-Series G2-3.5: Miscellaneous manuscripts--InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Consists of two interviews, one (photocopy) from the MLA Quarterly, the other for Washington University Magazine. Also includes correspondence between Finkel and author of 1987 interview. 4 items.
Folder 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: An Interview with Donald Finkel, 1969Add to your cart.
Published in MLA Quarterly.
Item 2: Don's Place, 1987Add to your cart.
Written by a student of Washington University, Robert Lowes. 16 pages. Washington University Magazine. Summer, 1988. p26-p29. Typescript (photocopy), 1 draft.
Item 3: Correspondence, 1987-1988Add to your cart.

1987, December 17. TLS, 3 pages. Encl: 1 page autographed notes. To Lowes, Robert

1988, February 15. TLS 1 page. To Lowes, Robert.

Sub-Series G2-3.6: Miscellaneous manuscripts. Prose.Add to your cart.
Consists of miscellaneous manuscripts of prose by Finkel. 7 items.
Folder 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: An old reviewAdd to your cart.
The collected later poems of William Carlos Williams--revised edition [review] Published in Prairie Schooner. A typescript copy of this review is filed in General Business correspondence, October 2, 1963.
Item 2: Arts in the 21st centuryAdd to your cart.
[essay for panel discussion] Typescript, 2 drafts, 5 pages and 7 pages.
Item 3: From the midden to the Met: Piety and irreverence in the artsAdd to your cart.
[essay], 2 drafts, 7 pages and 9 pages. Delivered at a luncheon of the Mid America College Art Association in 1983. A third Typescript copy of this essay is filed in General Business correspondence, November 2, 1983. Notes for judging the Pulitzer Prize, [1983], 7 pages.
Item 4: Talking to the animals, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
[article], (photocopy)
Sub-Series G2-3.7: Miscellaneous manuscripts-tape recordingAdd to your cart.
Folder 21Add to your cart.
Consists of one 60 minute casette audiotape. Labeled 1st rough cut/17 May [no year]

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