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Papers of Yasmine Gooneratne, 1960-1999 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1505419
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Gooneratne, Yasmine, 1935-
 
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Access Conditions Permission required for research. Not for loan. 
Description 1960-1999 
2.73 m. (16.5 boxes + 1 folio box) 
Summary

The bulk of the papers in this collection relate to a number of Gooneratne's published books and they comprise notes, edited drafts, reviews and correspondence. There are also drafts and copies of other writings by Gooneratne, which include contributions to books in the form of chapters, introductions and essays; short stories; occasional papers; periodicals that she edited; articles; reviews; bibliographies; poetry and fiction published or reprinted in journals and anthologies and newspaper articles.

Biography/History

Author, poet, literary critic, academic. Gooneratne was born in Sri Lanka, 1935, and moved to Australia in 1972. She is Emeritus Professor of English at Macquarie University, New South Wales, where she has held a Personal Chair in English Literature since 1991 and was Foundation Director of the Post-Colonial Literatures and Language Research Centre at the University from 1983 to1993. Gooneratne has published a number of books. They include works of literary criticism, edited anthologies of Asian poetry and prose, novels, biography, critical studies, several volumes of poetry and her family history. She has also contributed literary articles, poetry and other writings to a wide range of journals and anthologies. Gooneratne has been Patron of the Jane Austen Society of Australia since 1990.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 9094.

Additional material has been received.

Originals held by donor.

Reproduction Some photocopies. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (11 p.); copy of donor created list also available in NLA Manuscript section. 
Subjects Gooneratne, Yasmine, 1935- -- Archives.  |  Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Authors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1960-1999 
Occupation Authors.  |  Academics.

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