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Papers of John Tranter, 1964-1993 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1102656
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Tranter, John (John Ernest), 1943-
 
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Access Conditions Restricted during the lifetime of John Tranter. Not for loan. 
Description [1964-1993] 
3.69 m. (26 boxes) + 1 fol. item. 
Summary

Papers include drafts, correspondence and other publishing material (galleys, typescripts, etc.) relating to research for and publication of The Blast Area (1974), Crying in Early Infancy (1977), The New Australian Poetry (1979), Selected Poems (1982), The Floor of Heaven (1992), The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry (1991), Martin Johnston: Selected Poems and Prose (1993) and At The Florida (1993). There are also drafts of various poems (1983-1993) including Ariadne on Lesbos, The Subtitles, Condensed Soup: Four Diversions and a Prose Poem on the Road to a Poetics and Yoo-Hoo Fugaces; a script of his play The Man on the Landing (1968); articles, interviews and reviews; copies of various magazines that he has edited, including Poetry Australia, Free Grass and Transit; and papers relating to his role as poetry editor of the Bulletin magazine (1990-1993). Correspondents include Philip Mead, Clive Faust, Martin Duwell, Tom Shapcott, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Lyn Tranter, Judith Wright, Alec Hope, John Blight, Rosemary Dobson, Alison Clark, Diana Gioia, Andrea Sherwood, Lee Cataldi, Les Murray, Bruce Beaver and Roseanne Bonney. This collection also includes 4 cassette tapes and 1 computer diskette.

Biography/History

Poet and author, born in Cooma in 1943. Described as one of the leaders in the "New Wave" in Australian poetry. He has published four books of verse: The Livin' is Easy (1964), Parallax and Other Poems (1970), Red Movie and other poems (1972) and The Blast Area (1974), a one-act play The Man on the Landing (1968) and has written several book reviews. He has also edited Poetry Australia, Transit, Free Grass and Leather Jacket.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 5715.

Digital content preserved (MS 5715)

Related Material Associated material: Interview with John Tranter by Hazel de Berg at the National Library of Australia (ORAL De B 1084). 
Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (13 p.). 
Subjects Tranter, John (John Ernest), 1943- -- Archives.  |  Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1964-1977 
Occupation Authors.  |  Poets.

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