Subseries Subseries 10 - The unusual life of Tristan Smith [novel] (1994)

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UQFL164-Series A-Subseries 10


The unusual life of Tristan Smith [novel] (1994)


  • 1990-1995. (Creation)

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25 folders, 3 items

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The first working title for The unusual life of Tristan Smith was 'Inside the mouse' and the second was 'The Dog, The Duck and The Mouse' (also known as 'Dog, Duck, Mouse'). It was first published in 1994 in Australia by University of Queensland Press and in the United Kingdom by Faber & Faber. The book was written with two sections: Book 1 'My life in Efica' (Chapters 1-58) and Book 2 'Travels in Voorstand' (Chapters 1-56).This subseries includes drafts, complete and incomplete, with details of drafts and versions in the footers of most. Drafts are mainly computer printouts with handwritten emendations, extensive on some drafts; also included are printouts of Carey's computer directory giving details of files which indicate his work schedule. Some folders of 5th and 6th draft material have interleaved sheets of handwritten notes by Alison Summers. The unusual life of Tristan Smith was winner of the Age Book of the Year Award in 1994.

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  • English

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Box 43 Folder 4; Box 44 Folder 1-5; Box 45 Folders 1-4; Box 46 Folders 1-3; Box 47 Folders 1-3; Box 48 Folders 1-3; Box 49 Item 1, Folders 1-3; Box 50 Item 1, Folders 1-3; Box 53 Item 1.

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Created, Linda Justo, 30-Jun-2020




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  • Box: UQFL164 Box 43
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 44
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 45
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 46
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 47
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 48
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 49
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 50
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 53