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In the dark pinewood : poem

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0514

Scope and Content Note

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.


  • Creation: 1903


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

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, University of Delaware Library,

James Joyce (1882-1941)

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).


1 item (1 page)


James Joyce manuscript of the poem "In the dark pinewood," eventually published as "Poem XX" in Chamber Music (1907).


Purchase, 1987.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

Shelving Summary

SAFE, F0514.

OCLC Number


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

Finding aid for In the dark pinewood : poem
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 April 12
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