An Angel At My Table

An Angel At My Table

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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 CampionShe canknit cable stitch.a#39; Mum, not interested in sewing and knitting, and, in the shadowof Dada#39;s accomplished sisters, not trying to compete, continued with her practiceof her religion and herwriting ofsongs and poetry and letters to the paper anbsp;...

Title:An Angel At My Table
Author:Janet Frame
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2015-02-05


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