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'History and denial'

Printout of draft, 7 leaves, 13 May 1994. Begins 'When my New York friends come back from Australia....'.

Drafts of Home (2002)

Drafts, complete and incomplete, of the autobiographical story that was published in book Four easy pieces (Belmont Press, London, 2002). Not all drafts have numbers and/or dates. Draft numbers are 4 to 7. Working title was 'On going home' and was on the original folder (discarded). Some drafts have printout dates in footer, 19 Apr to 21 Apr 1994.

'On turning forty one'

Two drafts. One draft has printout date from footer 5/13/95, printout title Carey / GQ, 13 May 1995. Both drafts have 2 leaves and handwritten emendations.

'Port Douglas'

Five drafts. Three drafts with 11 leaves and undated. One draft entitled 'A tourist in my own country', 10 leaves, with some handwritten emendations, printout footer title '#6', printout foot date 24 Oct 1994. One draft, 10 leaves, 8 Sep 1995, with handwritten emendations, and (word processing) change tracking.This is an account of a house rented by Peter Carey, his wife and two children at Port Douglas.

A small memorial (1995)

Three drafts of A small memorial, published in New Yorker on 25 September 1995 and Four easy pieces in 2002. Printout title from footer 'Revised Draft #1', printout date 22 May 1995, 16 leaves, plus one page of handwritten notes; Printout title from footer 'Author's corrected draft', 25 May 1995, 16 leaves, with handwritten emendations; Printout title from footer 'Corrected draft #2', 2 Jul 1995, 14 leaves. This is a memoir about his first wife's abortion and miscarriages.

'Gleniffer via Bellingen'

'Gleniffer via Bellingen' by Peter Carey describes the house he and Margot Hutchenson built in The Promised Land, about eight kilometres out of Bellingen. The house was designed by Richard Leplastier. There are two typescript drafts of the article, with emendations, which Carey appears to have written when selling the house. Both drafts are on yellow paper, 4 leaves, undated.

An interview with Peter Carey (1997)

Copy of Peter Carey's profile by Lisa Meyer and her interview questions and answers, 25 leaves, with handwritten emendations. Accompanying by letter (dated 21 Aug 1995). Published as An interview with Peter Carey in the Chicago Review in 1997.

Meyer, Lisa

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