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XVI. Material toward Beyond despair [series]: (Finkel II) (596 items.)   
Scope: Includes poems, fragments, tables of contents, and notes toward an unpublished manuscript entitled Beyond despair. Alternately titled Here. Also includes Ts and Ts(x) drafts of the manuscript and a small amount of correspondence.


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XVI. 1. Material toward Beyond Despair (Finkel II) (438 items.)   
Scope: Includes notes, poems, fragments, and tables of contents toward Beyond despair.


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XVI. 1.a. Material toward Beyond Despair (Finkel II) (414 items, 535pp.)   
Scope: Early material toward. Includes 2 letters, notes, poems, fragments, and tables of contents toward Beyond Despair. Auto, Ts, and Ts(x). Order of poems is author's.


 
XVI. 1.a. i Early Correspondence related to Beyond Despair   
Scope: Includes 2 pieces of correspondence, one with attached poem, as follows:


 
to Kleuter, Jeff, Finkel's student.
 
[n.d.]. ((TL, 1p.))
 
Attached. For Jeff [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Located in Fol. 83.


 
To Ford, Harry, 1981-, American publisher.
 
[n.d.]. ((TL, heavily revised, 1 draft, 2pp))   
Scope: Located in Fol. 80.


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XVI. 1.a. ii Material toward Beyond Despair. Early material toward. Includes notes, poems, fragments, and tables of contents toward Beyond Despair . Auto, Ts, and Ts(x). Order of poems is authors. (Finkel II) (414 items, 535pp.)
 
Addressee deceased: return to sender [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 6 drafts, 7pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision. Published in Cream City Review, Vol. 2, No. 2/3.


 
After [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 6 drafts, 6pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Aftershocks [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 5 drafts, 5pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled Temporary amnesia.


 
After words [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Published in Panoply 2/2, Winter 1988.


 
An Aphrodite for Alberti [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
An entirely new idea [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 10 drafts, 16pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987.


 
Arcadio [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 6 drafts, 15pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled The gardner. Published in Pacific Review, Winter 1988.


 
Artemio [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 4 drafts, 8pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision. Alternately titled Masks.


 
At Roxy's topless (for Cinnamon) [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 10 drafts, 12pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision. Alternately titled A hymn for Cinnamon. Published in Kenyon Review 11/1, Winter, 1989.


 
At the lab [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Aubade [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
August sunset [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Published in Pacific Review, Winter 1988.


 
August sunset, San Miguel [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
The beggars [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)
 
Beyond despair [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 6 drafts, 29pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
The biogenesis of stone [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Burnt umber study [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Published in Pacific Review, Winter 1988.


 
Campus dogs [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 8pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Published in Kenyon Review 11/1, Winter 1989.


 
Catechism [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Changes [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 11 drafts, 16pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision.


 
Changes: Madame de Lassus [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Cold comfort [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 6 drafts, 6pp.)
 
Coming back [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled Separation. Published in The Yale Review 77/1, Autumn 1987, under the title Separation.


 
Coming home [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Concert [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Crossing the border [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Country music [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Published in Panoply, Winter/Spring, 1987.


 
Deshabille [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Published in Denver Quarterly, Fall, 1988.


 
The difference [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Dryad [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)
 
Dry time [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 6 drafts, 6pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Published in Denver Quarterly, Fall, 1988.


 
Dusk [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)
 
Early rains [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)
 
Errata [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 4 drafts, 4pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Alternately titled Erraum. Published in Chelsea 47, 1988.


 
A few more questions [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Flight of the bumblebee [poem]. [n.d.]. (1 draft, 1p.)
 
For Jeff [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
For whose use [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 9 drafts, 8pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Published in Denver Quarterly, Fall, 1988.


 
The geopolitics of stone [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Getting the message [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)
 
Gifts (for Deb and Wally) [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)
 
Girl weeping [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
A glimpse [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
A glimpse of Pan [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Light revision. Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 29, 1989.


 
Good measure [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 3 drafts, 3pp.)
 
Go on [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 2pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Gospel hour [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Great-tailed grackle [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Alternately titled Boat-tailed grackle.


 
Heroic measures [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 11 drafts, 12pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision. Published in Grand Street 8/1, Autumn, 1988.


 
His book [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Home free [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 2 drafts, 2pp.)
 
How to say no [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
How to say yes [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 5 drafts, 5pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
The icthyology of dust [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
If everything big, nothing big [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 6 drafts, 6pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
In brief [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
The incomparable Oates [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 7 drafts, 13pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled The dubious end of soldier Oates, The end of soldier Oates and Going outside. Published in River Styx 30, 1989.


 
The incompetent seraph [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)
 
In Dicken's house [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 4 drafts, 4pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled In the author's house. Published in Poetry, September, 1988.


 
Insomnia [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Interval [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 7 drafts, 7pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled Encounter. Published in Grand Street 8/1, Autumn, 1988.


 
Intimations [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
It was never going to be like this [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Jaap [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Joy ride [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 4 drafts, 4pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Published in The New Republic, February 9, 1987.


 
Just the thing [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled What's in it for me.


 
The kindly ones [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 8 drafts, 10pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Published in Grand Street, 3/9, 1984.


 
Last words [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Late February thaw [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
A little more time [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Lizard [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
The long migration [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 6 drafts, 9pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Loosestrife watch [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 5 drafts, 5pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Loot [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Lot's wife [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 9 drafts, 9pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Published in Chelsea 47, 1988.


 
Lupe's story [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled The rider.


 
Marriage [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
The matter at hand [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Meeting adjourned [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 29, 1989.


 
Misdemeanor [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Morning after [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
The mouth of despair [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 5 drafts, 5pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Alternately titled The mouth of the DesPeres.


 
My tribe [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 6 drafts, 6pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Natural history [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
The natural history of dryads [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 9 drafts, 17pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Fragments alternately titled Just the thing, and In the waiting room. Published in The Laurel Review 22/2, Summer, 1988.


 
New Year's morning [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 11 drafts, 12pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision. Published in Panoply, Winter/Spring, 1987.


 
Nobody's keeper [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 7 drafts, 7pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Published in Zone 3 3/2, Spring 1988.


 
No more [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. On same page as a draft of Deshabille.


 
Nostalgia [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 6 drafts, 6pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Now [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 4 drafts, 4pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Odd job [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
On pain of death [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 8pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision.


 
Orgy des beaux arts [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 4 drafts, 4pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Published in Zone 3 3/2, Spring 1988.


 
Out there [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Alternately titled Departures.


 
Parable of the fig [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 5 drafts, 6pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled Parable of the peach.


 
Passing [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 7 drafts, 17pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Alternately titled Just passing, and Passing: Baptiste Ducoigne.


 
The pathology of fire [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Paving despair [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
The phrygian version [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 4pp.)   
Scope: Published in Poetry, Vol.CLI, No. 1--2, 1987.


 
Portrait of a poet old before his time [poem]. [n.d.]. (2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled A carpet.


 
Portrait of the artist as an old man [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 14pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Published in The Ontario Review 28, Spring-Summer, 1988 under the title Four portraits of the artist as an old man.


 
The present [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987.


 
Professor emeritus [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 20 drafts, 23pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision. Alternately titled My best to the wife. Published in Zone 3 3/2, Spring 1988.


 
Pulling and hauling [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Published in Panoply 2/2, Winter 1988.


 
Rara avis [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x), Auto. 6 drafts, 6pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Remains [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 5 drafts, 12pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Return of the prophets [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled Making do.


 
Revenge of Marsyas [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
Second childhood [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
The sense of the meeting [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)
 
Skipping over the dead [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled Hold on.


 
So long [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)
 
Sometimes [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Speculations [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987.


 
Sub rosa [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts(x), Auto. 2 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Published in The Ontario Review 25, Fall-Winter, 1986-87.


 
Sufficient unto the day [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Alternately titled Sufficient to the day. Published in Seneca Review 17/1, 1987.


 
Taking the waters [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Alternately titled At Lebadaeia.


 
The tenant [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Published in The Ontario Review 25, Fall-Winter, 1986-87.


 
The tenth mu [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)
 
Terminal checkpoint [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Alternately titled The door.


 
Theft [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Then what [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts(x). 1 draft, 1p.)
 
The theology of water [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 7 drafts, 17 pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
A theory of hydrodynamics [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Thin ice [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
This is where [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 8pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. One draft on verso of draft of For whose use. Alternately titled This is where I draw the line. Published in The New Republic, April 13, 1987.


 
This year [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled Before the walls.


 
The threshold [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 4 drafts, 8pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Published in Pacific Review, Winter 1988.


 
The time of my life [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 3 drafts, 3pp.)   
Scope: Alternately titled Night music. Published in Panolply 2/2, Winter 1988.


 
The times and trials of Moses Austin [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 7 drafts, 52pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Published in Kenyon Review 12/2, Spring 1990.


 
Too late [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 6 drafts, 15pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision. Alternately titled Two late.


 
The transmutation of lead [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Transmutations [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
A web [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 4 drafts, 4pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Alternately titled Affinities. Published in Seneca Review 17/1, 1987, under the title Affinities.


 
Web [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Waiting for the monarchs [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 8pp.)   
Scope: Light revision. Published in The Laurel Review 22/2, Summer, 1988.


 
What in the world [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 10 drafts, 18pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision.


 
What's in a name [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 7 drafts, 7pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987.


 
What the wind murmured [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)
 
What to do with your new Goya [poem]. [n.d.]. (5 drafts, 5pp.)
 
The wilderness [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 6 drafts, 6pp.)   
Scope: Alternately titled In the wilderness. Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987.


 
The winter journey [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 9 drafts, 23pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision. Alternately titled A winter journey. Published in The Missouri Review 10/3, 1987.


 
Your secret [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Alternately titled A pistol.


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XVI. 1. b. Material toward Beyond despair (Finkel II) (24 items, 64pp.)   
Scope: . Includes poems toward Beyond despair, notes, an introduction, correspondence, and a draft of Beyond despairdated 1989.


 
XVI. 1. b . i Correspondence ca. 1989 related to Beyond Despair
 
Finkel, Donald, 1929-, American author.
 
To Ford, Harry, 1918-, American editor.
 
1989: February 5, ((TL, 2pp))
 
Ford, Harry, 1918-, American editor.
 
1989: January 31, (TLS, 2pp)
 
1989: February 12, (TLS, 2pp)
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XVI. 1. b . ii Poems related to Beyond despair . Includes notes, an introduction, and a draft of Beyond despair dated 1989. (Finkel II) (ca. 20 items, 64pp.)
 
Almost breaking through . [poem] [1985]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
The annals of Despair . [poem] [1985]. (Ts. 1 draft, 3pp.)
 
The burning of Rome . [poem] [n.d.]. (Ts(x). 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Considering the wilderness . [poem] [1985]. (Ts. 1 draft, 2pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision.


 
For whose use . [poem] [1985]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 5pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
The incomperable Oates . [poem] [n.d.]. (Ts(x). 1 draft, 2pp.)
 
In Dicken's house . [poem] [n.d.]. (Ts(x). 1 draft, 1p.)
 
Item . [poem] [1985]. (Ts. 1 draft, 2pp.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
The rebuilding of Rome . [poem] [n.d.]. (Ts(x). 1 draft, 1p.)
 
The river Despair . [poem] [1985]. (2 drafts, 2pp.)
 
Ste. Genevieve . [poem] [1985]. (Auto. 1 draft, 2pp.)
 
Two mutations . [poem] [1985]. (Ts. 1 draft, 1p.)   
Scope: Light revision.


 
Unearthing the Peres . [poem] [1985]. (Ts. 1 draft, 2pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


 
The winter journey . [poem] [1985]. (Ts. 1 draft, 3pp.)   
Scope: Moderate revision.


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XVI. 2. Material toward Beyond despair --drafts. (Finkel IIFinkel II) (140 items, 380pp.)   
Scope: Includes Ts, and Ts(x) drafts of Beyond despair, one with alternate title, Here.


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XVI. 3. Material toward Beyond despair --Quotes. Consists of 18 groups of Ts quotes toward Beyond despair . (Finkel II) (Item 91.)