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Larry Eigner stories : eight manuscripts

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0855

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 Three stories within the collection are apparently unpublished.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.


  • Creation: circa 1968


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,

Larry Eigner (1927- )

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.

"Larry Eigner." Contemporary Poets, 6th ed. (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). (accessed June 2008).Biographical information also derived from the collection.


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


The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title.


Purchase, 2009.

Related Materials in this Repository

MSS 0099, F0824, Larry Eigner letters and poem

MSS 0099, F0526, Larry Eigner, Clearly Outlined: page proofs.

Shelving Summary

Box 59, F0855: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

OCLC Number


Processed and encoded by Christopher La Casse, September 2009. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

Finding aid for Larry Eigner stories : eight manuscripts
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2009 September 30
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