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The recollections gathered in this volume cover the author's childhood and adolescence spent in a materially poor but intellectually intense railway family, through life as a student and years of incarceration in mental hospitals, eventually followed by her entry into the world of writers.
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Janet Frame: An Autobiography by Janet Frame

'One of the greatest autobiographies written this century." MICHAEL HOLROYD Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections, gathered here in a single edition and complemented by previously unpublished photographs. From a childhood and adolescnece spent in a materially poor but intellectually intense railway family, through its life as a student and years of incarceration in mental hospitals, eventually followed by her entry of the saving world of writers and the 'Mirror City' that sustains them, what we are given is not just a record of the events of a life. Janet Frame accomplishes ' the transformation of ordinary facts and ideas into a shining palace of mirrors'. Two volumes of the autobiography - To the Is-Land (1983) and The Envoy from Mirror City (1985) - won the prestigious Wattie Book of the Year Award, and the other volume, An Angel at my Table, was awarded the Non-fiction prize of the New Zealand Book Awards is 1984.

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About Janet Frame


Janet Frame was born in Dunedin in 1924. She was the author of eleven novels, five collections of stories, a volume of poetry and a children's book. She was a Burns Scholar and a Sargeson Fellow and won the New Zealand Scholarship in Letters and the Hubert Church Award for Prose. She was made a CBE in 1983 for services to literature, awarded an honorary doctorate of literature from Otago University in 1978, and one from Waikato University in 1992. She received New Zealand's highest civil honour in 1990 when she was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand. Janet Frame died in January 2004.

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In the second place; toward the is-land; in velvet gown; the railway people; Ferry Street, Wyndham; hark, hark, the dogs do bark; fifty-six Eden street, Oamuru; death and sickness; poppy; O.K. pormanent wave; the prince of sleep; cures; the birds of the air; pastimes; Gussy and the Invercargill march; the Anthenaeum; clothed in white Samite; picnics; a death; once paumanok; the hungry generations; the kingdom by the sea; scapers and bluey; Faust and piano; marking time; early spring snow; "That's not you, Jasper"; university entrance; imagination; a country full of rivers; leaving the is-land, greeting the is-land;

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GOR004709664
Janet Frame: An Autobiography by Janet Frame
Janet Frame
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Random House New Zealand Ltd
1989-03-01
437
B00409VO3E
9781869410292
N/A
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