John F. Carr Collection at
St. Bonaventure University
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by John F. Carr and Camden Benares
(unpublished to date)
Surface Disturbance is a novel by John F. Carr and his good friend, Camden Benares. According to Carr, he and Benares completed the novel and sold it to Laser Books for publication. However, Laser Books went out of business before the book could be published.
The John F. Carr Collection contains original manuscripts of the novel, as well as Benares' original notebook for the project.
Surface Disturbance [typescript]
Edited draft by John F. Carr and Camden Benares.
There are two items in this folder, first a four page glossary of terms,
then the title page + draft. The
glossary of terms is on brown stained paper.
The heading on each page is “
Camden Benares’ Notebook [handwritten note and typescript]
The contents of a maroon binder labeled “The Gentle
Folk” in worn letters. Note written and signed on first page by John F. Carr
reads, “Camden Benares’ original notebook for the novel Surface
Disturbance, with notes and text… Novel sold to Laser books, but never
published as Laser went out of business before book was published. 1/8/08” A
note written on yellow legal pad paper was found in the front pocket of the
binder. It bears a label from John F. Carr that reads, “
Surface Disturbance manuscript [typescript]
The contents of a blue plastic file folder with the label
torn off. Appears to be a manuscript for the unpublished novel Surface
Disturbance, by Carr and
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