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In the dark pinewood : poem


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Irish author and poet James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882-1941), one of the best known writers of the twentieth century, was born on February 2, 1882, in Rathgar, a Dublin suburb. Joyce, the eldest of seven children, was educated at University College. Joyce developed friendships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, including John Millington Synge and Oliver St. John Gogarty. His first book,

Chamber Music, was published in 1907. Joyce's well-known literary works include Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922), and Finnegans Wake (1939). Joyce died in Zurich, Switzerland in 1941.

"Joyce, James, 1882-1941." Literature Online. (accessed April 17, 2007).

This collection consists of an autograph manuscript signed and dated "JAJ, Dublin 1903." Joyce extensively revised this first draft to the point where only the initial line was retained in the version printed in

Chamber Music, where it appeared as "Poem XX." (In the final version, "pine-wood" is hyphenated.) This is the only known manuscript of the original text.

SAFE, F0514.

Purchase, 1987.

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, April 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, September 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 April 12
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Collection Inventory

James Joyce "In the dark pinewood", 1903.
Box SAFE Folder F0514
Physical Description

Autograph manuscript signed, 1 p.

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