Collection SC272 - Michael Ondaatje collection

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Michael Ondaatje collection

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CA UVICARCH SC272

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  • ca. 1969 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He moved to Canada in 1962, studied at Bishop's University in Quebec, the University of Toronto, and Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, then became a university lecturer. He taught at the University of Western Ontario, 1966?-1973? He is known as a poet, playwright and novelist. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize in 1992 (filmed, 1996).

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The collection consists of a Xerox copy of the original typescript for projected publication, with a letter dated October 10th, 1969, (1 p. part holograph, signed) from the author to Alan Brilliant (Unicorn Press) about the possibility of publication of "The Man with seven toes" in the U.S. There is a carbon copy of Alan Brilliant's reply.

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michael-ondaatje-collection

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Revised by JF, August 6, 2013.

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  • English

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