In early 1955 Patrick Kavanagh spent time in hospital having undergone surgery for lung cancer. In 'Hospital Notebook', recorded for radio, Kavanagh reflects on his hospital experiences.
- Title Hospital Notebook
- 1st Broadcast 04/09/1955
- ContributorPatrick Kavanagh (Writer/Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:19
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title Hospital Experiences 1955
- Extended description
In this extract the poet describes the preparations for his operation and, with mischievous humour, the difficulty in trying to commit one's last words to paper.
"...Through the windows I capture experiences of light amid the roofs of St. Kevin's that have the eternal quality of a childhood memory..."
'Hospital Notebook' talks to Patrick Kavanagh about his experience in hospital in 1955.
This programme was broadcast on 4 September 1955.
- Local keywords Patrick Kavanagh, Poet, Poetry, Hospital Notebook
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1955
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier DCD000336
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)