File FL0397 - The mysterious naked man : poetry collection : printer's copy

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The mysterious naked man : poetry collection : printer's copy


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2 items : 1 pages ; 127 pages

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Typescript (photocopy) and typescript with holograph corrections, revisions and pagination. Printer's make-up instructions on several pages. Manuscript includes table of contents but no other introductory pages. A. Nowlan described the manuscript as "Printer's fair copy of The Mysterious Naked Man. The revisions aren't numerous but they're interesting." Typescript list of "poems that might be omitted" precedes the collection manuscript. (List possibly compiled by Don Rutledge, editor(?) of the collection. See Correspondence Series MsC for confirmation. Original manuscript submitted to the publisher apparently included poems on the list. See A. Nowlan's letter to Ruth Don Carlos, MsC, which states that the manuscript contains 103 poems, i.e. the eighty-five in this file plus eighteen on the list.) Items in this file were returned from the publisher Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited; repository photocopy of letter of enclosure is included in file. Includes references to the following: The mysterious naked man : poem; The mysterious naked man : poetry collection; The Bhikku; Brandy of the damned; 4 a.m., April 4; Hymn to Dionysus; Absolution; In the park; Greatness; From "The confessions"; Two dreams; Country full of Christmas; The arsonist; Another parting; The last leper in Canada; A paradox; Snapshot; Fireworks; The Mosherville Road; The atheist, praying; The pilgrimage as worship; For Claudine because I love her; X-ray; Danse macabre; In an Irish village; A signboard in Soho; Blueberries, strawberries, wintergreen; Points of contact; Re-entry; Mr. Nine Lives; The way to the station; The night nurse; The victim tentatively identifying himself; The bearded man's poem; First lesson in theology; Alpha and omega; Chance encounter; Five days in hospital; Police beat; A poem about miracles; The people who are gone; A December conversation with Professor Algernon Squint; Hilltop at night; The ascetic; Circles; Ypres : 1915; Another poem; Kind of a love poem; For Jamil Baroody; The backbiters; On the stairs; Blessed are they that mourn; The saint's apprentice; The men in Antonio's Barber Shop; In memoriam : Claude Orser (1894-1968); On the nature of human compassion; On dreams of war; The blue chair; The golden apples of the sun; "Look at the stars," they said; Blackflies; The Adam tree; Dream of man, whale and tiger; A black plastic button and a yellow yoyo : poem; The snakes; The shaft of light; Dry spell; One starry night on Winter Street; The persistent caller; O'Sullivan's world; The dream of the chocolate dog; The first stirring of the beasts; The dark whirl; The barmaid's daughter; Afterword to Genesis; Communiqué; New Year's Eve : 1948; The salmon brought to gaff; A mime for lovers; An exchange of gifts : poem; Apology; The sound of the birds at dawn; Portrait of the artist as a sweet little boy; Two poems for the Nova Scotia Department of Highways; A million years ago; Floating boxes; Five days.

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