University of Delaware Library

Eigner, Larry 1927-

Larry Eigner stories : eight manuscripts

circa 1968


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F855


Creator: Eigner, Larry 1927-


Title: Larry Eigner stories : eight manuscripts


Inclusive Dates: circa 1968


Extent: .1 linear ft. (8 items)


Abstract: This small collection comprises the typescript manuscripts of eight short stories by the American poet Larry Eigner.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F855, Larry Eigner stories : eight manuscripts, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 59, F855: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, 2009.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Christopher La Casse, September 2009.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Biographical Note

American poet Larry Eigner (Laurence Joel Eigner) was born August 7, 1927, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Although an injury at birth left Eigner palsied, the poet and writer spent his life describing the world around him, first from his glassed-in porch in a small town in Massachusetts and later from his home in Berkeley, California. Although most of his published work is poetry, he has also written a play, short stories, and prose.

Sources:

"Larry Eigner." Contemporary Poets, 6th ed. (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC (accessed June 2008).

Biographical information also derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

This small collection comprises the typescript manuscripts of eight short stories by the American poet Larry Eigner. Four of the eight stories were published in Eigner's book of selected prose, Country Harbor Quiet Act Around, and a fifth story, "Driving," was published in Things Stirring Together or Far Away. Three stories within the collection are apparently unpublished. Each typescript bears varying degrees of typeovers, notes, and holograph corrections. The undated manuscripts (circa 1968) include Eigner's typed address (23 Bates Road, Swampscott, Mass.) on the first page of each story.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Eigner, Larry, 1927-
Topical Terms
Authors, American--History--20th century.
Fiction--United States--History--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Manuscripts (document genre)

Related Materials in this Repository

MSS 099, F824, Larry Eigner letters and poem

MSS 099, F526, Larry Eigner, Clearly Outlined: page proofs


The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title.


Detailed Contents List

Larry Eigner stories : eight manuscripts, circa 1968 8 items

Unpublished typescript. Addressed in header with "23 Bates Road Swampscott, Mass." Two typeovers, and one interlinear note about punctuation.

Carnival, circa 1968

3 pp.

Unpublished typescript on onion skin paper. Addressed in header with "23 Bates Road Swampscott, Mass." Minimal holograph corrections, some typeover corrections.

Come Round , circa 1968

4 pp.

Unpublished typescript. Addressed in header with "23 Bates Road Swampscott, Mass." With marginal notes (typed), frequent typeovers.

The Country , circa 1968

21 pp.

Unpublished typescript. Addressed in header with "23 Bates Road Swampscott, Mass." With typeovers and autograph corrections.

Driving, circa 1968

2 pp.

Unpublished typescript. Addressed in header with "23 Bates Road Swampscott, Mass." With type-overs and lightly penciled marginal notes.

The Rest, circa 1968

12 pp.

Unpublished typescript. Addressed in header with "23 Bates Road Swampscott, Mass." With significant typeovers and holograph corrections in pen.

The Resort, circa 1968

4 pp.

Unpublished typescript. Addressed in header with "23 Bates Road Swampscott, Mass." with significant typeovers and mss corrections.

Wash, circa 1968

4 pp.

Unpublished typescript. Addressed in header with "23 Bates Road Swampscott, Mass." With significant typeovers and line omissions.

The Window, circa 1968

2 pp.

Unpublished typescript of prose poem. Addressed in header with "23 Bates Road Swampscott, Mass." With significant typeovers and parenthetical note: "I'm in doubt as to just how to punctuate in much of this but I think the indentations are rather all right, arbitrary though they are."