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Janet Frame

By: Bazin, Claire

Part of the Writers and their work series
0746310560 / 9780746310564
Hardback
01/01/2004
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United Kingdom
138 x 216 mm 140 pages
A / AS level  Learn More Further/Higher Education Undergraduate

This study examines the whole of Frame's output starting with the fiction (novels, short-stories and poems) before focusing on the two autobiographical novels, Owls do Cry and Faces in the Water, to end with the autobiographical trilogy, a sort of restorative prism inviting us to (re) read all her preceding works.

It is the autobiography and its film version, An Angel at my Table, that won her international fame.

Frame's life is extraordinary, not only because she was spared a lobotomy by winning a prize for her collection of short stories, but also because writing from the 'rim of the farthest circle', she provides food for thought for anyone interested in postcolonial and gender studies.

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DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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