Wrestling with the Angel

Wrestling with the Angel

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Janet Frame is New Zealand's most celebrated author who has published more than twenty books and has been shortlisted for the Nobel Prize. Her three-volume memoir, was the subject of the award-winning film An Angel at My Table. Working from previously un-released documents including Janet Frame's diaries, health records, and court transcripts, Michael King reveals the formative episodes of her life - the poverty of her childhood, the deaths of two sisters by drowning, her incarceration in psychiatric hospitals for the better part of a decade, and her continuing struggle against diagnoses of mental illness.show more

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  • Hardback | 584 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 1,270.05g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • VIKING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0670893714
  • 9780670893713

Table of 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;traveller'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;change of direction;gathering fame;ascending angel;an allegiance to originsshow more

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