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Frame, Janet

Works: 470 works in 2,074 publications in 13 languages and 33,364 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Autobiographies  Short stories, New Zealand  Drama  Short stories  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Author of screenplay, Other, Adapter
Classifications: PR9639.3.F7, NZ823.2
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Publications about Janet Frame
Publications by Janet Frame
Publications by Janet Frame, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Janet Frame
Owls do cry : a novel by Janet Frame( Book )
139 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
Set in provincial, pre-1940 New Zealand, this novel explores the Withers family and in particular Daphne
Faces in the water by Janet Frame( Book )
101 editions published between 1196 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
Frightened young woman's experiences as a hospitalized mental patient. Semiautobiographical
Living in the Maniototo by Janet Frame( Book )
63 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,063 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 )
41 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 961 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 )
42 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 824 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 )
39 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 818 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 786 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 726 libraries worldwide
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 724 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of short stories by the New Zealand author dealing with themes of memory, family, and loss
Intensive care : a novel by Janet Frame( Book )
28 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 661 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 )
31 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 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 )
29 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 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
In the memorial room by Janet Frame( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
"Janet Frame's previously unpublished novel draws on her own experiences in Menton, France, as a Katherine Mansfield Fellow"--Back cover
The edge of the alphabet : a novel by Janet Frame( Book )
32 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 526 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 523 libraries worldwide
Yellow flowers in the antipodean room by Janet Frame( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 522 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
Snowman snowman : fables and fantasies by Janet Frame( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
The lagoon and other stories by Janet Frame( Book )
52 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 511 libraries worldwide
These stories are significant for their perception of childhood and the child's world
Prizes : selected short stories by Janet Frame( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 344 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 317 libraries worldwide
From impressions of a New Zealand childhood to sardonic yet compassionate accounts of life in some of the world's largest cities
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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 (1,057)
German (54)
French (31)
Italian (21)
Spanish (17)
Dutch (14)
Danish (11)
Swedish (7)
Bokmal, Norwegian (5)
Norwegian (5)
Turkish (4)
Chinese (2)
Polish (2)
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