Janet Frame

Janet Frame : In Her Own Words

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'It is the desire really to make myself a first person. For many years I was a third person - as children are, 'they', 'she', and as probably oppressed minorities become, 'they'. - Janet Frame, radio interview about writing her autobiography (1983). For the first time ever, this collection brings together Janet Frame's published short non-fiction in one collected volume, as well as material never seen before. Letters spanning 50 years of Frame's life are published alongside essays, reviews, speeches and extracts from interviews. This startling collection provides an unprecedented range of factual writings about herself, her life and her work. It reveals many aspects Janet Frame's character that will challenge some long-standing myths and preconceptions about New Zealand's most famous author.
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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 014356627X
  • 9780143566274

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Inarguably New Zealand's most internationally acclaimed and distinguished author, in her lifetime Janet Frame (1924-2004) penned eleven novels, four collections of short stories, a volume of poetry and a children's book, and her three-volume autobiography was adapted into an award-winning film by Jane Campion, An Angel at My Table.
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