BROWNJOHN, ALAN (b. 1931)
WORKING PAPERS FOR HIS POEM 'INHERITORS', comprising successive autograph and typed drafts with revisions, corrections and deletions preserving reconsidered readings, and an autograph fair copy and a typescript (the last signed), the final version 20 lines, 9 pages, folio, written on the versos of typescript poems, lists of poets and part of a paper relating to the Battersea College of Education, not dated [but 1980s]
The snow is at the same time as the owl;
When it drops down to the sill, the wings close,
First question: Why should the owl
Fly down each night to peer at the painted room?...
'Inheritors' was published in Collected Poems as written in the 1980s. No manuscripts of Alan Brownjohn have been sold at auction. See also lot 331. There are a few literary manuscripts by Alan Brownjohn in British institutions, notably Reading University