An Autobiography

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G. Braziller, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 437 pages
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New Zealand's preeminent writer brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections.

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Beautifully crafted writing. - Goodreads
Much reads more like poetry than prose. - Goodreads
But, if you're a writer, it's well worth your while. - Goodreads
Her passion for writing saved her. - Goodreads

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Incredible descriptions. Beautifully crafted writing. Tremendous life adventure. Read full review

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One of my favorite books. I like it so much I have passed it around to all my friends. Janet Frame was not afraid to share all aspects of her life good, bad and embarrassing. Perhaps that is why I liked it so much because she seemed to hold nothing back. Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Janet Frame is a writer. She was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1924. Frame has written eleven novels, five collections of short stories, a volume of poetry, and a children's book. She has received the Commonwealth Literature Prize, the Turnavsky Prize, a Katherine Mansfield Fellowship, a Robert Burns Fellowship, and a Sargeson Fellowship. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from Otago University and is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and she is a past President of Honour of the New Zealand Society of Authors. Her three autobiographies, To the Island, An Angel at My Table, and The Envoy from Mirror City, were turned into a three-part television series, and then a 1990 motion picture directed by Jane Campion. Frame was awarded the CBE in 1983.

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