Austin Clarke letters to [Michael] Begnal


Creator: Clarke, Austin, 1896-1974
Date(s): 1970-1971
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0385
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Two letters from Irish author Austin Clarke to Michael Begnal.
Physical Description: 2 items (4 pages)
Source: Purchase, 1993.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, September 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Austin Clarke (1896-1974)

Irish poet, playwright and novelist Austin Clarke (1896-1974) was lauded by members of the Irish Literary Renaissance such as George Russell [AE] and Padraic Colum. W. B. Yeats was a strong influence on Clarke's poems and plays. Although Clarke also wrote novels and memoirs, he is best remembered for his poetry.


"Clarke, Austin, 1896-1974" Literature Online. (accessed February 20, 2007).

Michael Begnal (1939-)

American Michael Begnal (1939-) was an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University at the time the Austin Clarke letters were written.


"Michael Henry Begnal (American writer 1939-)." Biography Resource Center. (accessed February 20, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

The two letters to Michael Begnal concern the Irish Literary Renaissance, Irish poetry and fiction, Clarke's writing, James Joyce, Donleavy, censorship in Ireland (including Clarke's own work), and other matters.

Using these materials

Shelving Summary

Box 22, F0385: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0385, Austin Clarke letters to Michael Begnal, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Container List

Typed letter signed with autograph additions and corrections, 1970 October 15 2 pp. Box 22, F0385
Typed letter signed with autograph additions and corrections, 1971 February 9 2 pp. Box 22, F0385

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