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Honi Soit and Shrewd Production interviews

Letter from Shrewd Productions with 'Brave new world' at the top of the page accompanied by the transcript of interview with Jeffrey James and Mark Street around the time Bliss the screenplay was being written as well as the magazine article 'Brave new world'. Cutting from Honi Soit (issue 11, 1982) of an interview by Claudia Castle and Rex Butler of Peter Carey.

Story fragments, unidentified notes.

Notes, story outlines and fragments, some of which have titles. Includes typescripts with the titles: 'The Botticelli stories'; 'The ice room'; 'K.L. Story'; 'Story: body sellers'; and 'Notes on life in the whorehouse'. Typescript where first line begins: 'Claire Schnier lay in a bed in ward 5...'; 'She had a face like someone who has come out of a sad movie....'; 'He tried to write stories about the people he knew...'; '1. The ride from the airport...'; 'I saw you today and now I'm home by myself...'; 'To truly appreciate paradise,...'. Several pages of Bliss. Also includes loose fragments.

'Place in Oz lit'

Drafts and notes for a fax/letter to Robert Ross at the University of Texas on Carey's place in Australian literature.

'Sam's birth' and 'Sam's birthday' (A letter to our son) [article] (1988)

Letter written to Carey's son, Sam, about his experiences and feelings about his son and his birth. This file comprises: 4 drafts entitled 'Sam's Birthday'. Two are marked 2nd draft. A 5th draft is entitled 'Sams Birth'. Typescript and photocopies of typescript, one with handwritten emendations. Reprint of A Letter to Our Son from Granta where it was first published. This material originally in an envelope labelled: 'A Letter to our Son'- 2 drafts plus a revision titled 'Sam's Birth'(day)'. Letter from 'Nancy' with pp. 17-22.

'Poison : the production of pure crap'

'Poison : the production of pure crap' was handwritten on both sides of three TAA air sickness bags, with the note 'Melb 22/6/76' in the top right hand corner of the first bag.

Speech at Melbourne University

Typescript on continuous computer printout for a speech at Melbourne University before doing a reading of Oscar and Lucinda, 1989.

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