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Lot 3
ADCOCK, FLEUR (b. 1934) AUTOGRAPH WORKING PAPERS OF HER POEM 'ECLIPSE', 1980
Sold for £600 (US$ 1,008) inc. premium
Lot Details
ADCOCK, FLEUR (b. 1934)
AUTOGRAPH WORKING PAPERS OF HER POEM 'ECLIPSE', c. 45 lines in three drafts and a final version in three twelve-line stanzas, one with personal memoranda on the verso, with revisions, deletions and corrections preserving reconsidered readings, 4 pages, folio and quarto, dated 22 and 13 February 1980

Footnotes

  • 'Today the Dog of Heaven swallowed the sun.
    Birds twanged for the dusk and fell silent,
    one puzzled flock after another.
    African egrets, parakeets; Chinese crows...'

    No manuscripts by Fleur Adcock have been sold at auction. Publication of this poem has not been traced: not in Selected Poems, 1991.
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