An Angel at My Table: The Complete Autobiography

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Women's Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 434 pages
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Autobiografie van de Nieuwzeelandse schrijfster die na een reeks moeilijke jaren haar wil om te schrijven zag overwinnen.

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User Review  - allyshaw - LibraryThing

far-gone,/the inconceivably vast, the still-to-learn, serenely as a woman carrying water/ moves with a full jug..." Rilke, "The Grownup" She is oh so very Rilkean-- speaking to angels of *things* Read full review

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It seems to be a truism that most good writers have incredible stories to tell about their own lives, and this is definitely true in the case of Janet Frame. She divides her life into three sections ... Read full review

Contents

In the Second Place
7
In Velvet Gown
10
The Railway People
14
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

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. In 2015 Janet Frame's 1957 debut novel, Owls Do Cry, topped the second annual Great Kiwi Classic poll run by the New Zealand Book Council and Auckland Writers Festival.

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