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Frame, Janet

Works: 454 works in 2,016 publications in 12 languages and 33,410 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories, New Zealand  Biography  Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Short stories  Biographies  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Adapter, Other
Classifications: PR9639.3.F7, NZ823.2
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Most widely held works about Janet Frame
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Most widely held works by Janet Frame
Owls do cry : a novel by Janet Frame( Book )

138 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in provincial, pre-1940 New Zealand, this novel explores the Withers family and in particular Daphne. When one of Daphne's sisters, Francie, dies at the rubbish dump where the children search for treasure, a crisis is provoked which leads Daphne to a mental asylum where she is given shock treatment. Her voice from 'the Dead Room' haunts the novel with its poetic insights
Faces in the water by Janet Frame( Book )

99 editions published between 1196 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frightened young woman's experiences as a hospitalized mental patient. Semiautobiographical
Living in the Maniototo by Janet Frame( Book )

61 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main character, Mavis, decides to become a writer after the death of her second husband. The reader is "privy to the attendant avoidances, interruptions, and irrelevancies that are part of her attempt to complete a novel."--Jacket
Towards another summer by Janet Frame( Book )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writer Grace Cleave has writer's block, and her anxiety is only augmented by her chronic aversion to leaving her home, to be "among people, even for five or ten minutes." And so it is with trepidation that she accepts an invitation to spend a weekend away from London in the north of England. Once there, she feels more and more like a migratory bird, as the pull of her native New Zealand makes life away from it seem transitory. Grace longs to find her place in the world, but first she must be comfortable in her own skin, feathers and all."--Jacket
The Carpathians by Janet Frame( Book )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mattina Brecon, a wealthy New Yorker who has moved to Puamahara, New Zealand, where she becomes obsessed with the Gravity Star, which could collapse space and time
Daughter buffalo : a novel by Janet Frame( Book )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Talbot Edelman is obsessed by the mechanics of dying. Not his own death, for he is still a young man, but the memory of his grandfather. He changes his speciality to Death Studies and forms a friendship with Turnlung, an old poet who is contemplating his own approaching death
Scented gardens for the blind : a novel by Janet Frame( Book )

42 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and French and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the troubles that befall a young girl when her parents' marriage collapses. Erlene Glace, a New Zealand schoolgirl, stops speaking altogether shortly after her father Edward leaves the family to settle in England. Vera, Erlene's mother, convinces Edward to return, and he travels home in the hope that his daughter's malady is reversible. A weird allegory that offers no obvious interpretation ... Vera is the mother and a mental patient who has willed herself sightless, Erlene, her daughter, has ceased to speak, and Edward, the husband and father, has taken refuge in a distant land. Beyond this is a mind that has burst the confines of everyday individual consciousness and invented its own tormented reality. &
The pocket mirror : poems by Janet Frame( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intensive care : a novel by Janet Frame( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] is a tale of two worlds: one that we know, and one that we foresee - and fear. It begins with Tom Livingstone, young and wounded in the trenches of Flanders: falling in love with his nurse, and learning first the value of life, and, much later, the value of death. Through his experiences and dreams we come to know and understand Tom and his family. and we gain a vivid, recognisable, poignant image of their world. The story thyen moves to another world, an all too believable fantasy place, hardened by the horrors of a third global war: a world that has learned well the lessons that Tom had to woirk out for himself a century before. It is described in the deceptively simple language of an autistic girl, who sits under Tom's old pear tree, waiting for the eugenic exterminators to take her away ..."--Back cover
A state of siege by Janet Frame( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the death of her invalid mother, Malfred Signal, a New Zealand art teacher in her mid fifties, leaves her birthplace in the south for a beach cottage on a sub-tropical island in the north. She hopes to be alone with nature and the "room two inches behind the eyes"--Free of the dominating presence of her family, free of the habit of attaching "correct" shadows to coal scuttles and other mundane objects. But the solitude she has sought mocks her with echoes of her past, when, one stormy night, an intruder pounds ceaselessly and inexplicably on her door."--Back cover
The adaptable man by Janet Frame( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beneath the seemingly tranquil surface of an old English village lie murder, incest, and mystery. Alwyn Maude, a handsome young man, commits a senseless murder - a horrifying fact that somehow seems quintessentially modern. Alwyn is contrasted against his antiquated father and uncle, revealing the tensions between past and present and the shortcomings of both."--Jacket
Between my father and the king : new and uncollected stories by Janet Frame( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short stories by the New Zealand author dealing with themes of memory, family, and loss
Yellow flowers in the antipodean room by Janet Frame( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a man who is believed dead revives in the mortuary and returns home, he is forced to re-examine his relationships with his family and others
The edge of the alphabet : a novel by Janet Frame( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thora Pattern, the narrator, tells the story of Toby, Zoe, and Pat, passengers on a ship who meet on a journey overseas
The reservoir : stories and sketches by Janet Frame( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lagoon and other stories by Janet Frame( Book )

52 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These stories are significant for their perception of childhood and the child's world
Snowman snowman : fables and fantasies by Janet Frame( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prizes : selected short stories by Janet Frame( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most comprehensive selection of Janet Frame's stories ever published, this exceptional collection has been chosen from the four different volumes released during her lifetime. Featuring the best of her stories, the book includes pieces that were written over four decades, including stories from her debut collection, "The Lagoon and Other Stories." First published in 1951, those stories were written while Frame was confined in a mental hospital. When the collection won the Hubert Church Award, a threatened brain operation (akin to a lobotomy) was averted
You are now entering the human heart : stories by Janet Frame( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From impressions of a New Zealand childhood to sardonic yet compassionate accounts of life in some of the world's largest cities
An angel at my table : a trilogy by Jane Campion( Visual )

49 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different than the other kids. She gets an education as a teacher but since she is considered abnormal she is locked up in a mental institution for eight years. Success comes when she starts to write books
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Living in the Maniototo
Alternative Names
Clutha, Janet Paterson Frame

Clutha, Janet Paterson Frame 1924-2004

Frame, Janet

Frame, Janet 1924-

Frame, Janet Paterson 1924-2004

Janet Frame neuseeländische Schriftstellerin

Janet Frame pisarka nowozelandzka

Janet Frame romanschrijfster uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1924-2004)

Janet Frame scrittrice neozelandese

Paterson Frame Clutha, Janet

Paterson Frame, Janet 1924-2004

Фрейм, Дженет

ג'נט פריים

جنت فریم

프라임, 자넷 1924-2004

프레임, 재니트 1924-2004

프레임, 재닛 1924-2004

フレイム, ジャネット


English (846)

German (36)

French (27)

Italian (21)

Dutch (12)

Spanish (8)

Swedish (5)

Turkish (4)

Danish (4)

Norwegian (3)

Chinese (2)

Polish (2)

Faces in the waterLiving in the ManiototoTowards another summerThe CarpathiansDaughter buffalo : a novelScented gardens for the blind : a novelThe pocket mirror : poemsIntensive care : a novel