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Donald Finkel Papers (MSS045)

Overview

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

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

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],
[All]

Series G2-16: Material toward Beyond DespairAdd to your cart.
Includes poems, fragments, tables of contents, and notes toward an unpublished manuscript entitled Beyond Despair. Alternately titled Here. Also includes typescript and typescript [photocopy] drafts of the manuscript and a small amount of correspondence. 596 items
Box 10-11Add to your cart.
Sub-Series G2-16.1: Material toward Beyond DespairAdd to your cart.
Includes notes, poems, fragments, and tables of contents toward Beyond despair. 438 items
Folder 80-85: Material toward Beyond DespairAdd to your cart.
Early material toward. Includes 2 letters, notes, poems, fragments, and tables of contents toward Beyond Despair. Auto, Ts, and Ts(x). Order of poems is author's. 414 items, 535 pages.
Item 1: Early Correspondence related to Beyond DespairAdd to your cart.
Includes 2 pieces of correspondence, one with attached poem, as follows: to Kleuter, Jeff, Finkel's student and To Ford, Harry, 1981-, American publisher.
Item 2: Material toward Beyond Despair.Add to your cart.
Early material toward. Includes notes, poems, fragments, and tables of contents toward Beyond Despair. Auto, Ts, and Ts(x). Order of poems is authors. 414 items, 535 pages
Item 1: Adressee deceased: return to sender [poem], [n.d]Add to your cart.

Ts, Auto. 6 drafts, 7pp.

Heavy revision. Published in Cream City Review, Vol. 2, No. 2/3

Item 2: After [poem], [n.d]Add to your cart.

Ts, Auto. 6 drafts, 6pp.

Light Revision

Item 3: Aftershocks [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.

Ts, Auto. 5drafts, 5pp.

Moderate revision. Alternately titled Temporary amnesia

Item 4: After words [poem], [n.d]Add to your cart.

Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.

Moderate revision. Published in Panoply 2/2, WInter 1988

Item 5: An Aphrodite for Alberti [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.

Ts. 1 draft, 1p.

Light revision

Item 6: An entirely new idea [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.

Ts. 10drafts, 16pp

Moderate revision. Published in The Missouri Review 10/3 1987

Item 7: Arcadio [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.

Ts. 6 drafts, 15pp.

Moderate revision. ALternately titled The gardner. Published in Pacific Review, Winter 1988.

Item 8: Artemio [poem], [n.d]Add to your cart.

Ts, Ts(x). 4 drafts, 8pp.

Heavy Revision. Alternately tilted Masks

Item 9: At Roxy's topless (for Cinnamon), [n.d]Add to your cart.
Heavy Revision. Alternately titled A hymn for Cinnamon. Published in Kenyon Review 11/1, Winter 1989.
Item 10: At the lab [poem], [n.d]Add to your cart.

Ts. Auto. 2 drafts, 2pp.

Moderate revision

Item 11: Aubade [poem], [n.d]Add to your cart.

Ts. 1 draft, 1 p.

Light revision

Item 12: August sunset, [n.d.]Add to your cart.

Ts. 1 draft, 1p

Published in Pacific Review, Winter 1988

Item 13: The beggars [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Ts. 6 drafts, 3pp
Item 14: Beyond Despair [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.

Ts. 6drafts, 29pp.

Moderate Revision

Item 15: The biogenesis of stone [poem], [n.d]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 16: Burnt umber study [poem], [n.d]Add to your cart.

Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 8pp

Published in Pacific Review, Winter 1988

Item 17: Campus dogs [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.

Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 8pp.

Light revision. Published in Kenyon Review 11/1, Winter 1989

Item 18: Catechism [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 19: Changes [poem], [n.d]Add to your cart.

Ts, Ts(x). 11 drafts, 16pp.

heavy revision

Item 20: Changes: Madame de Lassus [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 21: Cold comfort [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Ts, 6 drafts, 6 pp.
Item 22: Coming back [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.

Ts, Ts(x) 3 drafts, 3pp.

Moderate Revision. Alternately titled Separation. Publihsed in the Yale Review 77/1, Autumn 1980, under the title Separation.

Item 23: Coming home [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.

Ts. 1 draft, 1p.

Light Revision

Item 24: Concert [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 25: Crossing the border [poem], [n.d.]Add to your cart.

Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.

Light revision

Item 26: Country music [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp. Published in Panoply, Winter/Spring, 1987
Item 27: Deshabille [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 3 drafts, 3pp. Light revision. Published in Denver Quarterly, Fall, 1988
Item 28: The difference [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 29: Dryad [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.
Item 30: Dry time [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 6 drafts, 6pp. Light revision. Published in Denver Quarterly, Fall, 1988
Item 31: Dusk [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 32: Early rains [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 33: Errata [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 4 drafts, 4pp. Light revision. Alternately titled Erraum. Published in Chelsea 47, 1988
Item 34: A few more questions [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 35: Flight of the bumblebee [poem]Add to your cart.
1 draft, 1p.
Item 36: For Jeff [poem]Add to your cart.
Auto. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 37: For whose use [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 9 drafts, 8pp. Published in Denver Quarterly, Fall, 1988
Item 38: The geopolitics of stone [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 39: Getting the message [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 40: Gifts (for Deb and Wally) [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 41: Girl weeping [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 42: A glimpse [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 43: A glimpse of Pan [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p. Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 29, 1989
Item 44: Good measure [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 3 drafts, 3pp.
Item 45: Go on [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 2pp.
Item 46: Gospel hour [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 47: Great-tailed grackle [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp. Alternately titled Boat-tailed grackle.
Item 48: Heroic measures [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 11 drafts, 12pp. Published in Grand Street 8/1, Autumn, 1988.
Item 49: His book [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 50: Home free [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 51: How to say no [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 52: How to say yes [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 5 drafts, 5pp.
Item 53: The icthyology of dust [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 54: If everything big, nothing big [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 6 drafts, 6pp.
Item 55: In brief [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 56: The incomparable Oates [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 7 drafts, 13pp. Alternately titled The dubious end of soldier Oates, The end of soldier Oates and Going outside. Published in River Styx 30, 1989
Item 57: The incompetent seraph [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 58: In Dicken's house [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 4 drafts, 4pp. Alternately titled In the author's house. Published in Poetry, September, 1988
Item 59: Insomnia [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.
Item 60: Interval [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 7 drafts, 7pp. Alternately titled Encounter. Published in Grand Street 8/1, Autumn, 1988
Item 61: Intimations [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 62: It was never going to be like this [poem]Add to your cart.
Auto. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 63: Jaap [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 3 drafts, 3pp.
Item 64: Joy ride [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 4 drafts, 4pp. Published in The New Republic, February 9, 1987
Item 65: Just the thing [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 3 drafts, 3pp. Alternately titled What's in it for me
Item 66: The kindly ones [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 8 drafts, 10pp. Published in Grand Street, 3/9, 1984
Item 67: Last words [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 68: Late February thaw [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 69: A little more time [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.
Item 70: Lizard [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 71: The long migration [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 6 drafts, 9pp.
Item 72: Loosestrife watch [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 5 drafts, 5pp.
Item 73: Loot [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 74: Lot's wife [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 9 drafts, 9pp. Published in Chelsea 47, 1988
Item 75: Lupe's story [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp. Alternately titled The rider
Item 76: Marriage [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 77: The matter at hand [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 78: Meeting adjourned [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 2 drafts, 2pp. Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 29, 1989
Item 79: Misdemeanor [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 80: Morning after [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 81: The mouth of despair [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 5 drafts, 5pp. Alternately titled The mouth of the DesPeres.
Item 82: My tribe [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 6 drafts, 6pp.
Item 83: Natural history [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 84: The natural history of dryads [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 9 drafts, 17pp. Fragments alternately titled Just the thing, and In the waiting room. Published in The Laurel Review 22/2, Summer, 1988
Item 85: New Year's morning [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 11 drafts, 12pp. Published in Panoply, Winter/Spring, 1987
Item 86: Nobody's keeper [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 7 drafts, 7pp. Published in Zone 3 3/2, Spring 1988.
Item 87: No more [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p. On same page as a draft of Deshabille.
Item 88: Nostalgia [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 6 drafts, 6pp.
Item 89: Now [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 4 drafts, 4pp.
Item 90: Odd job [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 91: On pain of death [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 8pp.
Item 92: Orgy des beaux arts [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 4 drafts, 4pp. Published in Zone 3 3/2, Spring 1988
Item 93: Out there [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 94: Parable of the fig [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 5 drafts, 6pp. Alternately titled Parable of the peach
Item 95: Passing [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 7 drafts, 17pp. Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 7 drafts, 17pp.
Item 96: The pathology of fire [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.
Item 97: Paving despair [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.
Item 98: The phrygian version [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 4pp. Published in Poetry, Vol.CLI, No. 1--2, 1987
Item 99: Portrait of a poet old before his time [poem]Add to your cart.
2 drafts, 2pp. Alternately titled A carpet
Item 100: Portrait of the artist as an old man [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 14pp. Published in The Ontario Review 28, Spring-Summer, 1988 under the title Four portraits of the artist as an old man
Item 101: The present [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p. Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987
Item 102: Professor emeritus [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 20 drafts, 23pp. Alternately titled My best to the wife. Published in Zone 3 3/2, Spring 1988
Item 103: Pulling and hauling [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp. Published in Panoply 2/2, Winter 1988
Item 104: Rara avis [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 6 drafts, 6pp.
Item 105: Remains [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 5 drafts, 12pp.
Item 106: Return of the prophets [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p. Alternately titled Making do
Item 107: Revenge of Marsyas [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 108: Second childhood [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 109: The sense of the meeting [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 110: Skipping over the dead [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp. Alternately titled Hold on
Item 111: So long [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 112: Sometimes [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 113: Speculations [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 1 draft, 1p. Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987
Item 114: Sub rosa [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts(x), Auto. 2 drafts, 3pp. Published in The Ontario Review 25, Fall-Winter, 1986-87
Item 115: Sufficient unto the day [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp. Alternately titled Sufficient to the day. Published in Seneca Review 17/1, 1987
Item 116: Taking the waters [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp. Alternately titled At Lebadaeia
Item 117: The tenant [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.  Published in The Ontario Review 25, Fall-Winter, 1986-87
Item 118: The tenth mu [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 119: Terminal checkpoint [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp. Alternately titled The door
Item 120: Theft [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 121: Then what [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts(x). 1 draft, 1p.
Item 122: The theology of water [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 7 drafts, 17 pp.
Item 123: A theory of hydrodynamics [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 124: Thin ice [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 125: This is where [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 8pp. Moderate revision. One draft on verso of draft of For whose use. Alternately titled This is where I draw the line. Published in The New Republic, April 13, 1987
Item 126: This year [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp. Alternately titled Before the walls
Item 127: The threshold [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 4 drafts, 8pp.  Published in Pacific Review, Winter 1988
Item 128: The time of my life [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp. Alternately titled Night music. Published in Panolply 2/2, Winter 1988
Item 129: The times and trials of Moses Austin [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 7 drafts, 52pp. Published in Kenyon Review 12/2, Spring 1990
Item 130: Too late [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 6 drafts, 15pp.  Alternately titled Two late
Item 131: The transmutation of lead [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 132: Transmutations [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 133: A web [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 4 drafts, 4pp. Alternately titled Affinities. Published in Seneca Review 17/1, 1987, under the title Affinities
Item 134: Web [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 135: Waiting for the monarchs [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 8pp. Published in The Laurel Review 22/2, Summer, 1988
Item 136: What in the world [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Auto. 10 drafts, 18pp.
Item 137: What's in a name [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 7 drafts, 7pp. Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987
Item 138: What the wind murmured [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 139: What to do with your new Goya [poem]Add to your cart.
5 drafts, 5pp.
Item 140: The wilderness [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 6 drafts, 6pp. Alternately titled In the wilderness. Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987
Item 141: The winter journey [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts, Ts(x). 9 drafts, 23pp. Alternately titled A winter journey. Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987
Item 142: Your secret [poem]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p. Alternately titled A pistol
Folder 86: Material toward Beyond despairAdd to your cart.
Includes poems toward Beyond despair, notes, an introduction, correspondence, and a draft of Beyond despairdated 1989. 24 items, 64 pages
Item 1: Correspondence circa 1989 related to Beyond DespairAdd to your cart.

Finkel, Donald To Ford, Harry, 1989: February 5, (TL, 2pp)

Ford, Harry, (TLS, 2pp), 1989: January 31 and (TLS, 2pp), 1989: February 12

Item 2: Poems related to Beyond despairAdd to your cart.
Includes notes, an introduction, and a draft of Beyond despair dated 1989. ca. 20 items, 64 pages.
Item 1: Almost breaking through, [1985]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 2: The annals of Despair, [1985]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 3pp.
Item 3: The burning of Rome, No DateAdd to your cart.
Ts(x). 1 draft, 1p
Item 4: Considering the wilderness, [1985]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 2pp.
Item 5: For whose use, [1985]Add to your cart.
Ts. 2 drafts, 5pp.
Item 6: The incomperable Oates, No dateAdd to your cart.
Ts(x). 1 draft, 2pp.
Item 7: In Dicken's house, No dateAdd to your cart.
Ts(x). 1 draft, 1p.
Item 8: Item, [1985]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 2pp.
Item 9: The rebuilding of Rome, No dateAdd to your cart.
Ts(x). 1 draft, 1p.
Item 10: The river Despair , [1985]Add to your cart.
2 drafts, 2pp.
Item 11: Ste. Genevieve, [1985]Add to your cart.
Auto. 1 draft, 2pp.
Item 12: Two mutations, [1985]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 1p.
Item 13: Unearthing the Peres, [1985]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 2pp.
Item 14: The winter journey , [1985]Add to your cart.
Ts. 1 draft, 3pp.
Box 11-12Add to your cart.
Folder 87-91Add to your cart.
Sub-Series G2-16.2: Material toward Beyond despair--draftsAdd to your cart.
Includes Ts, and Ts(x) drafts of Beyond despair, one with alternate title, Here. 140 items, 380pp.
Sub-Series G2-16.3: Material toward Beyond despair--QuotesAdd to your cart.
Consists of 18 groups of Ts quotes toward Beyond despair.

Browse by Series:

[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],
[All]


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