Scope and Content

Parts II and III (here designated chapters 8-14) of a complete typescript entitled 'The Illuminated River', with corrections, additions and annotations by hand.

  • Chapter 8 of this typescript corresponds to chapters 25-27 of The Drought.
  • Chapter 9 of this typescript corresponds to chapters 28-29 of The Drought.
  • Chapter 10 of this typescript corresponds to chapters 30-31 of The Drought.
  • Chapter 11 of this typescript corresponds to chapters 32-34 of The Drought. (Chapter 11 was first entitled 'The White River' and then revised as 'The Illuminated River'.)
  • Chapter 12 of this typescript corresponds to chapters 35-36 of The Drought.
  • Chapter 13 of this typescript corresponds to chapters 37-38 of The Drought.
  • Chapter 14 of this typescript corresponds to chapters 39-42 of The Drought.

On the versos of the three final sheets (numbered 351-3) of Chapter 14 can be found draft passages in typescript from the story 'The Terminal Beach'. These discarded draft fragments are the only record of the story in Ballard's papers: they consist of the opening sentences of the story and an extract from the dialogue between Traven and Dr Yusada that appears towards the end of the story.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

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