An Angel At My Table

Author: Janet Frame
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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

An Angel At My Table

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New Zealand's preeminent writer Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections, gathered here for the first time in a single volume. From a childhood and adolescence spent in a poor but intellectually intense railway family, through life as a student, and years of incarceration in mental hospitals, eventually followed by her entry into the saving world of writers and the "Mirror City" that sustains them, we are given not only a record of the events of a life, but also "the transformation of ordinary facts and ideas into a shining palace of mirrors." Frame's journey of self-discovery, from New Zealand to London, to Paris and Barcelona, and then home again, is a heartfelt and courageous account of a writer's beginnings as well as one woman's personal struggle to survive. This book contains selections from the long out-of-print collection entitledJanet Frame: An Autobiography (George Brazillier, 1991), which itself was originally published in three volumes:To the Island, An Angel at My Table, andThe Envoy from Mirror City.

An Angel At My Table

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An Angel At My Table

Author: Janet Frame
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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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An Angel At My Table

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Jane Campion

Author: Alistair Fox
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Introduction: authorship, creativity, and personal cinema -- Origins of a problematic: the Campion family -- The "tragic underbelly" of the family: fantasies of transgression in the early films -- Living in the shadow of the family tree: Sweetie -- "How painful it is to have a family member with a problem like that": authorship as creative adaptation in An angel at my table -- Traumas of separation and the encounter with the phallic other: The piano -- The misfortunes of an heiress: The portrait of a lady -- Exacting revenge on "cunt men": Holy smoke as sexual fantasy -- "That which terrifies and attracts simultaneously": Killing daddy in the cut -- Lighting a lamp: loss, art, and transcendence in The water diary and Bright star -- Conclusion: theorizing the personal component of authorship.

Gendered Resistance

Author: Valerie Baisnee
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042001091
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Four major women's autobiographies of the twentieth century are discussed together here for the first time. Valérie Baisnée reinterprets the autobiographical writing of Simone De Beauvoir, Maya Angelou, Janet Frame and Marguerite Duras, finding some striking similarities in these women's resistance to a conservative order. Deploying a variety of theoretical approaches, from linguistic to Marxist, Baisnée endeavours to break the restrictive patterns of author-centred studies, to go beyond simple oppositions between truth and fiction, and to dispense with the facile interpretation of these texts as confessional. For Valérie Baisnée, Autobiography is meant to represent not the true but the official version of a life, signed by the author herself and revered as hagiography by the public. ... Instead of analysing women's autobiographies as confessional, it is possible to see this mode of discourse as a means to counteract the effect of exposure of women's private lives. By revealing their past, however painful it may be, the four autobiographers studied in this book also enhance their present strength, and therefore underline the political nature of the autobiography.

Kristeva In Focus

Author: Katherine J. Goodnow
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845456122
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How can museums move beyond simply raising awareness and establish a dialogue both within and across communities and cultural boundaries? By examining the ways in which museums can involve refugees and asylum seekers Museums, New Media and Refugees explores this key question. Leading artists, curators, and academics come together to outline different levels of participation by audiences and communities and explore a range of topics from video games to role-play and theatre; and from photography to participatory video and digital storytelling. Case studies are used throughout to highlight the various ways that different participatory approaches can be used successfully.

An Angel At My Table

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To The Is Land

Author: Janet Frame
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An Angel At My Table

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Owls Do Cry

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An Angel At My Table

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" ... an extraordinarily moving celebration of the life of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author, based on her autobiographical trilogy. The film follows Janet through her poor childhood in the Depression and her growing fascination with literature; her painfully shy student days and subsequent treatment for misdiagnosed schizophrenia; and finally in her travels to Europe where she samples Bohemian life and achieves international success as a writer." cover box note.

Coming Of Age Cinema In New Zealand

Author: Alistair Fox
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474429467
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New scholarly essays on the short story in English as a phenomenon of world literature

Janet Frame

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