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'Making it up'

Three drafts of a speech entitled 'Making it up', all of which start 'You have, standing before you, the person who - well, I was a teenager, I admit but still...'. One draft is incomplete with 4 leaves, and the title in the footer says 'Literary Lunch Spech, Tax Insp. Launch'; the next has 6 unnumbered leaves; and the last has in the footer the title 'FDU Speech', page leaves numbered 1-10, 19 Oct 1992.

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.

Drafts of 'The dog, the duck, the mouse' (The unusual life of Tristan Smith)

'The dog, the duck, the mouse' (also known as 'The dog, the duck and the mouse' and 'Dog, Duck, Mouse') was the working title for The unusual life of Tristan Smith. These drafts are for the 3rd to 6th, from 1992 and 1993. Some are without a title page, some are incomplete and some have handwritten emendations and notes (typescript and handwritten).

Notes, faxes and incomplete draft of Until the end of the world by Peter Carey

Faxes (thermal paper and photocopied), dated August 1988. Printout of Peter Carey's first (incomplete) draft on continuous computer paper, September 1988. This material was in an envelope (now discarded) which had handwritten on front: 'Until the end of the world - note all dates on computer printouts are American style Month/Day/Year'.

Wenders, Wim.

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