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Papers of David Brooks, 1969-1996 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2108696
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Brooks, David, 1953-
 
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Access Conditions Series 1: Available for reference. Not for loan (Boxes 35-38: restricted until Brooks' death; Folders 34, 39, 64 and 75: closed until 5 years after Brooks' death); Series 2-7: Available for reference. Not for loan ; Series 8: Folders 1-4: Available for reference. Not for loan; Folders 5-18: Restricted until 2013; Series 9-13: Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description [1969-1996] 
5.46 m. (39 boxes) + 5 fol. items. 
Summary

Contained in these papers is correspondence (1975-91) and manuscripts of Brooks' work, together with some early poetry, essay manuscripts, drafts, fragments and manuscripts of other writers. There are also notebooks and diaries (1977-95). Manuscripts held are the Book of Sei & others stories (1985), Sheep and the diva (1990), The necessary jungle: literature and excess (1990), The House of Balthus (1996) and Black sea (1997). Other manuscripts are for A.D. Hope, Selected poems, edited and introduced by David Brooks (1992), Security of allusion: essays in honour of A.D. Hope, edited by David Brooks (1992) and Suddenly evening: the selected poems of R.F. Brissenden, edited and introduced by David Brooks (1992). Correspondents include Robert and Cheryl Adamson, Silvana Gardner, Alan Gould, Paul Balnaves, R.F. Brissenden, J.P. Hardy, Rosemary Dobson, AD. Hope, Galway Kinnell, Susan Jeffery, Robert White, Eric Domville, Geoffrey Dutton, David King, Ruth Morse and Craig Powell.

Biography/History

Poet, author, reviewer, editor and academic, Brooks founded the Open Door Press, with Alan Gould and others, in the early 1970s. He was an overseas contributing editor to New poetry and Poetry Australia while at the University of Toronto completing his MA and Ph.D. He was a senior tutor in the Department of English, University of Western Australia, 1982-1985, lecturer in the Department of English at the Australian National University, 1986-1991, and lecturer, 1991-1992, and senior lecturer in Australian literature at the University of Sydney from 1992.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 8075.

Associated materials: Papers of Nicolette Stasko, 1965-circa 2005 MS 9406, MS Acc06.163.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/8075.html 
Subjects Brooks, David, 1953- -- Archives.  |  Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1969-1996 
Occupation Poets.  |  Authors.  |  Academics.

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