Subseries Subseries 1 - Bliss [novel] (1981)

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UQFL164-Series A-Subseries 1


Bliss [novel] (1981)


  • 1979-1982. (Creation)

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2 items, 15 folders

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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.

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  • English

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Box 1 Item 1, Folders 1-8; Box 2 Folders 1-2; Box 3 Folder 2; Box 19 Item 1, Folders 1-3; Parcel 1 Folder 1.

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Created, Linda Justo, 3-Jun-2020




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  • Box: UQFL164 Box 1
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 2
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 3
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 19
  • Parcel: UQFL164 Parcel 1