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Bliss [novel] (1981)

This subseries consists of revised drafts, working notes, index cards, proofs and correspondence relating to the novel Bliss. This novel had several working titles: 'Heaven's door', 'A garden at the end of the world', 'On the edges of the empire', 'A wonderful fool' and 'Waiting for the Barbarians'. Bliss was published in Australia by University of Queensland Press in 1981. This was Peter Carey's first novel and won the Miles Franklin Award 1981 and New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards 1982.

Novels

The series includes manuscript and typescript drafts, notes, research material, publicity material, and related correspondence for Carey's published and unpublished novels.

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Drafts, notes, notebooks, research materials, press cuttings, reviews, relating to Carey's published and unpublished writings, including novels, short stories, screenplays and scripts, and non fiction works.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-

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