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An angel at my table : the complete autobiography

Author: Janet Frame
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2017] ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Counterpoint editionView all editions and formats
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New Zealand's preeminent writer Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections, gathered here for the first time in a single volume. From a childhood and adolescence spent in a 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 saving world of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Janet Frame; Janet Frame
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Frame
ISBN: 9781619027886 1619027887
OCLC Number: 971890807
Notes: "This book contains selections from the long out-of-print collection entitled Janet Frame: An Autobiography (George Brazillier, 1991), which itself was originally published in three volumes: To the Island, An Angel at My Table, and The Envoy from Mirror City."--Back cover.
Description: 583 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Janet Frame.

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New Zealand's preeminent writer Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections, gathered here for the first time in a single volume. From a childhood and adolescence spent in a 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 saving world of writers and the "Mirror City" that sustains them, we are given not only a record of the events of a life, but also "the transformation of ordinary facts and ideas into a shining palace of mirrors." Frame's journey of self-discovery, from New Zealand to London, to Paris and Barcelona, and then home again, is a heartfelt and courageous account of a writer's beginnings as well as one woman's personal struggle to survive.

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