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Wrestling with the angel : a life of Janet Frame

Author: Michael King
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, 2000. ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of New Zealand author Janet Frame (1924-2004). She wrote novels, short stories, poetry, juvenile fiction, and an autobiography. Frame's celebrity derived from her dramatic personal history as well as her literary career. Following years of psychiatric hospitalization, Frame was scheduled for a lobotomy that was cancelled when, just days before the procedure; her debut publication of short stories was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Janet Frame; Janet Frame; Janet Frame
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael King
ISBN: 1582430691 9781582430690 158243185X 9781582431857
OCLC Number: 43567305
Notes: Michael King is a New Zealand author.
Awards: Montana New Zealand Book Awards Montana Medal for Non-Fiction, 2001
Montana New Zealand Book Awards Readers' Choice Award, 2001
Description: 583 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Railway people --
Kingdom by the sea --
Like Cousin Peg . . . --
An unravelling --
Out of the depths --
Except through storm --
Into the world --
Sorcerer's apprentice --
Traveler's joy? --
In the warm South --
Towards sanctuary --
A home in the Maudsley --
A career resumed --
On the rock of her self --
A roots crisis --
Return of the prodigal --
Exiled at home --
Dunedin and the Messrs Burns --
Home and away --
Utopia discovered and postponed --
Cherishing America --
Lonely for her own kind --
Away from civilisation --
The Mansfield connection --
In search of silence --
State of siege --
A change of direction --
Gathering fame --
Ascending angel --
An allegiance to origins.
Responsibility: Michael King.

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A biography of New Zealand author Janet Frame (1924-2004). She wrote novels, short stories, poetry, juvenile fiction, and an autobiography. Frame's celebrity derived from her dramatic personal history as well as her literary career. Following years of psychiatric hospitalization, Frame was scheduled for a lobotomy that was cancelled when, just days before the procedure; her debut publication of short stories was unexpectedly awarded a national literary prize.

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