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Earl Lovelace manuscripts

Identifier: SC64


The collection mainly consists of typed and handwritten notes, drafts and manuscripts of Lovelace's published output - novels, plays and short stories. Manuscripts of the following novels are included: The Schoolmaster; The Dragon Can't Dance; While Gods are Falling; The Wine of Astonishment; Salt. The collection also includes some unpublished works, including poetry.


  • Creation: 1963-1999

Biographical / Historical

Earl Lovelace, who was born in Toco, Trinidad in 1935, worked in agriculture as a forest ranger before turning to writing. He is a highly successful writer with several novels, short stories and plays to his credit. He has also served as a writer in residence at The University of the West Indies as well as at other institutions in the United States of America and Great Britain.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were the property of the author before they were purchased by The University of the West Indies


Special conditions governing use and reproduction may apply.

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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
868-662-2002 Ext 82132
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