File NLW MS 21710C. - Leftover life to kill : : typescript draft,

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NLW MS 21710C.


Leftover life to kill : : typescript draft,


  • [1957] / (Creation)

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i, 302 ff. ; 265 x 195 mm. Bound at NLW.

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Mr Nicholas Monson (per Michael Geare); London; Purchase; 1981

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A typescript draft of Caitlin Thomas's autobiography, Leftover Life to Kill (London, 1957), apparently typed from tape or dictation (see, for instance, ff. 64-65), bearing her more or less final autograph revision, and containing some passages which do not appear in the published work, e.g. the summary of Dylan's usual domestic small talk (f. 39), and his inability to cope with the pestilent 'Bible manglers' of New York (f. 83).

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their readers' tickets.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 21710C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


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April 2008.


  • English



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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans;

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  • Text: NLW MS 21710C.