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Robert Close interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1481391
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Close, Robert S. (Robert Shaw), 1903-1995, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1976 
2 sound tape reels (ca. 66 min.) ; 5 in. 
Series

Hazel de Berg collection ; DeB 962-963

Summary

Close speaks of the hardships encountered when unemployed or when working at various jobs; dealing with TB; his determination to become a writer; winning his first prize for short story writing; the "obscene libel" surrounding the publication of his novel "Love me, sailor"; going to Paris to try his luck; his views on marriage; writing "Eliza Callaghan"; living and writing in Spain and England.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 9, 1976.

Also available online at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.oh-vn1481391

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and transcript available (23 p.) 
Subjects Close, Robert S. - (Robert Shaw), - 1903-1995 - Eliza Callaghan.  |  Close, Robert S. - (Robert Shaw), - 1903-1995 - Love me sailor.  |  Close, Robert S. - (Robert Shaw), - 1903-1995 - Interviews.  |  Novelists, Australian - Australia - Interviews.
Occupation Novelists.
Other authors/contributors De Berg, Hazel, 1913-1984, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 1/962-963
Copy: Recording
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 1/962-963 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 1/962-963 (summary)
Copy: Summary
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)

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