Draft of chapters 9 to 15 of Part One: Language and Languages of A Mouthful of Air.

Scope and Content

The original typescript - of which this is a photocopy - contains Burgess's handwritten corrections and amendments.

An unsigned letter (presumably from Liana Burgess) to Leslie Gardner of the literary agency Artellus Ltd is attached to the typescript. The letter is dated 3 August 1990 and lists 3 enclosures: an incomplete draft of A Mouthful of Air, the original of A Movie That Changed My Life, and the original of The Ninth. (Only one of the enclosures - the incomplete draft of A Mouthful of Air - remains attached to the letter. The letter begins "although my 3rd batch to you (LANG. Book I, first 113 pages may have to be considered lost) I'am sending you herewith the seguel 114 to 192...")

See also AB/ARCH/A/MOU/3.