Notes and drafts of articles, and other papers of Edwin Muir. Edit


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  • 1934-1956, undated. (Creation)


  • 131 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    131 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows. (i) Notes for lectures on poetry and the corrected typescript of a lecture, 'Poetry and Criticism', undated. (Folio 1.) (ii) Notes on ballads, undated. (Folio 39.) (iii) Book reviews, 1934, 1950. (Folio 43.) (iv) Corrected typescripts of 'Revisiting Orkney', a broadcast given in 1956. (Folio 45.) (v) Corrected typescript of chapters 1-3 of ‘The mighland Mystery', an unfinished detective novel. It is written on the back of the typescript of part of Willa and Edwin Muir's translation of Z de Harsanyi, ‘Through the eyes of a woman’ 1941. (Folio 79.) (vi) Incomplete typescript of a broadcast, 'The Great Plague and the Great Fire' undated. (Folio 120.)

  • Bibliography

    Harsanyi, Zsolt. 'Through the eyes of a woman', translated by Willa and Edwin Muir (London, 1941).