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The most comprehensive selection of Janet Frame's stories ever published, this exceptional collection has been chosen from the four different volumes released during her lifetime. Featuring the best of her stories, the book includes pieces that were written over four decades, including stories from her debut collection, The Lagoon and Other Stories. First published in 1951, those stories were written while Frame was confined in a mental hospital. When the collection won the Hubert Church Award, Frame was spared a controversial brain operation.

The stories in this new book also include selections from You Are Now Entering the Human Heart, published in the 1980s after a hiatus from writing. As the last stories she published before her death, her writings from this time reveal Frame's unflinching ability to explore the drama of madness, isolation, and identity.

This new book also includes five short stories that have not been collected before, completing a volume that testifies to the brilliance of Janet Frame's life and literary talent.

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Recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989, Janet Frame has long been admired for her startlingly original prose and formidable imagination. A native of New Zealand, she is the author of eleven novels, four collections of stories, a volume of poetry, a children's book, and her heartfelt and courageous autobiography, all published by George Braziller.

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borealight, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by borealight)
Janet Frame was required reading in New Zealand high schools when I was there and virtually unknown in the U.S. Such is the case of different hemispheres. Her writing emulates Shakespeare and gives it a twist. Her writing remains pertinent and carefully crafted by today's standards, though she was one of the first novelists to include references to herself in her writing.
This book of beautiful short stories presents perspectives on common, ordinary themes; illuminations on unspoken "elephants in the room"; and reflections in metaphorical messages. I found them delightful and enjoyed taking them in doses of one or two a day, a pleasant re-treat for a few minutes' time.
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ISBN:
9781582436203
Author:
Frame, Janet
Publisher:
Counterpoint LLC
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101231
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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