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Peter Carey Papers

  • UQFL164
  • Collection
  • 1964-1997.

Drafts, notes, notebooks, research materials, press cuttings, reviews, relating to Carey's published and unpublished writings, including novels, short stories, screenplays and scripts, and non fiction works. Correspondence, personal papers, works by other authors, and photographs are also included.

Carey, Peter, 1943-

The tax inspector [novel] (1991)

This subseries consists of drafts, working notes, proofs, research material, publicity and correspondence relating to the novel The tax inspector, first published in 1991.

'Contacts' [novel] (1964-1965) (unpublished)

Two complete drafts, each 170 leaves, typescript and carbon typescript, in burgundy cardboard covers, Apr 1964 to May 1965. An extract from this unpublished novel 'Contacts' was published in Under Twenty-five: An Anthology, edited by Anne O'Donovan, Jayne Sanderson and Shane Porteous. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1966. 34-36. The extract is a heavily edited version of leaves 99-117 of the drafts in this subseries. Newspaper cuttings of reviews of this extract are also in this subseries.

'The pleasure bird' (Exotic pleasures) [short story] (1979)

Typescript draft for 'The pleasure bird' (Exotic pleasures), yellow paper, with emendations including note of back of page 19 'Exotic pleasures 1st complete draft' and on the back of page 20 'The pleasure bird 1st complete draft'. Typescript draft for notes on Exotic pleasures, yellow paper, with emendations, and on first page is the title 'Notes for 2nd draft'. Undated. Exotic pleasures was published as The pleasure bird in Australian Playboy in September 1979.

The chance [short story] (1979)

Typescript drafts, notes, story outlines for the short story The chance, on yellow paper, with emendations. One draft has handwritten date 20 Mar 1977.

'The trial' [screenplay] (1985) (unpublished)

From the story outline, 'The Trial : A new comedy by Franz Kafka' written by Peter Carey, was to "concentrate on the hitherto undiscovered comic nature" of this work by KafKa. Consists of story outlines and typescript drafts with emendations.

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