ENRIGHT, DENNIS JOSEPH (1920-2002)
(i) WORKING PAPERS FOR HIS POEM HOUSE CALL', comprising heavily revised typescripts, autograph notes and a photocopy of the final version in typescript, preserving innumerable reconsidered readings, 9 pages, octavo, quarto and folio, not dated
No, not a Person from Porlock.
I'm here on leisure, long stretches of it.
Porlock sounds an amusing place, though -
Who knows, I might become its Parson one day.
Frivolity? Far from it, sir. Theology...
(ii) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'A LIFE IN WARSAW', signed, 1 page, quarto, dated 1982
(iii) PRINTER'S TYPESCRIPT OF 'PARADISE, (a contemporary verse account of the Fall in the Garden of Eden), marked for the printer, 69 pages, quarto, not dated
The first two works are PROBABLY UNPUBLISHED: not in Collected Poems, 1938-1998, 1998. 'Paradise Illustrated' was published in 1978 (texts not compared).
D.J. Enright habitually destroyed his working manuscripts once his books had gone to the press, retaining only final typescripts in his own possession (see Location Register of Twentieth-Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters, 2 volumes, 1988).