Thomas MacGreevyOriginal Source:
Diplomatic editions of MacGreevy's poetry were created from Collected Poems of Thomas MacGreevy: An Annotated Edition, edited by Susan Schreibman (Anna Livia Press and The Catholic University of America Press, 1991). Images of MacGreevy's published poems were taken from MacGreevy's own copy of Poems (Heinemann, 1934). Manuscript copies are from MacGreevy's papers at Trinity College, Dublin (individual manuscript numbers appear in the Witness Details below).Witness a1: 'Nocturne, Saint Eloi, 1918' (TCD 7878/1/2) ()
Witness a2: 'Nocturne of St. Eloi, 1918' (TCD MS 7989/1/3) ()
Witness a3: 'Nocturne, Saint Eloi' (TCD MS 79891/1) ()
Witness pub: This poem was published in Poems as 'Nocturne' ()
Textual Notes: critical:There are three TS versions of this poem entitled 'Nocturne, Saint Eloi, 1918'. It was published as 'Nocturne, Saint Eloi, 1929' in The Irish Statesman, II:4 (28 September 1929) 69, under the pseudonym L. Saint Senan (See 'Saint Senan's Well'). 'Nocturne' was written in late 1928 or early 1929. To the editor's knowledge, it has not been reprinted.
biographical:During World War I, MacGreevy served for twenty-two months as a second lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery, spending most of that time in the front line of the Somme (after the war he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant). In France he was wounded twice, the second time (September 1918) more seriously at Commines, where he received a shoulder wound.
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Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Thomas MacGreevy's poetry is reprinted here with the kind permission of Margaret Farrington and Elizabeth Ryan. Permission to reproduce images of Thomas MacGreevy's manuscripts has been generously granted by The Board of Trinity College Dublin.
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