Subseries Subseries 11 - The Great World [Novel] (1990)

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UQFL163-Series A-Subseries 11


The Great World [Novel] (1990)


  • 1990? (Creation)

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8 folders

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In The Great World Malouf enters familiar Australian territory with a story of war experience and mateship. The narrative contrasts the personalities of two men and their experiences in the Second World War, Digger Keen, the archetypal, taciturn Australian, gifted with a photographic memory, and Vic Curran, whose ambition and drive take him from poverty to the top of the business world. The Great World was first published in 1990 and won the Miles Franklin Award in 1991, the Adelaide Festival Award and two international awards, the 1991 Commonwealth Prize for fiction and the Prix Femina Etranger in France for the best foreign novel. This subseries consists of a draft early version of the novel, originally titled ‘The Memorialists’, the first handwritten draft of the novel, and a typescript draft in five parts with many handwritten corrections and additions.

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies.

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  • English

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Box 4 Folders 5-10, Box 5 Folders 1-2.


Previously housed in Box 6 Folders 1-7 (163/L/I to 163/L/VII) ; and described as Series L.

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Created, Linda Justo, 26-Oct-2021.




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  • Box: UQFL163 Box 4
  • Box: UQFL163 Box 5