One of the great autobiographies written in the 20th century ... A journey from lumionous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing ... a heroic story, and told with such engaging tone, humorous perspective and imaginative power ( Michael Holroyd, Sunday Times)
One of the most beautiful and moving books I have ever read . . . A masterpiece . . . Janet's autobiography had an enormous effect on me. She struck a blow right to my heart ( Jane Campion)
Irresistibly readable, commendably honest, and, as a lesson in how courage and the will to survive defeated the effects of a ghastly mistake, inspiring ( Fleur Adcock, Times Literary Supplement)
Janet Frame's luminous words are the more precious because they were snatched from the jaws of the disaster of her early life. It is one of the classics of autobiography. She knew that a writer must search her soul in order to say anything that is essent ( Hilary Mantel)
One of the great autobiographies of the twentieth century ... A journey from luminous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing fiction. It is a heroic story, and told with such engaging tone, humorous perspective and imaginative power' Michael Holroyd, Sunday Times
After being misdiagnosed with schizophrenia as a young woman, Janet Frame spent several years in psychiatric institutions. She escaped undergoing a lobotomy when it was discovered that she had just won a national literary prize. She then went on to become New Zealand's most acclaimed writer. As she says more than once in this autobiography: 'My writing saved me.'
This edition contains all three volumes of Frame's autobiography: To the Is-Land, An Angel at My Table and An Envoy from Mirror City.
'One of the most beautiful and moving books I have ever read . . . A masterpiece . . . Janet's autobiography had an enormous effect on me. She struck a blow right to my heart' Jane Campion
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Buchbeschreibung Brown Book Group Little Mrz 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 197x126x35 mm. Neuware - Janet Frame wurde 1924 als drittes von fünf Kindern eines Eisenbahnarbeiters in Dunedin, Neuseeland, geboren, wo sie 2004 auch starb. Die Familienverhältnisse waren zum Teil tragisch, sie selbst wurde zu Unrecht als Schizophrene über Jahre in Nervenheilanstalten behandelt, u. a. mit Elektroschocks. Frame ist Autorin von zwölf Romanen. Ihre Autobiographie gehört zu den bedeutendsten Beispielen für dieses Genre im 20. Jahrhundert. Janet Frame zählte zu den Anwärterinnen für den Literaturnobelpreis. 544 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781844086238