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Janet Frame (1924–2004)

Teoksen Faces in the Water tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

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 näytä lisää 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. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Jane Frame, Janet Frame, Janette Frame

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Tekijän teokset

Faces in the Water (1961) 591 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
Owls Do Cry (1957) 468 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Janet Frame: The Complete Autobiography (1989) 466 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
An Angel at my Table (1984) 376 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
To The Is-Land (1982) 315 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Towards Another Summer (2007) 242 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Envoy from Mirror City (1985) 208 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Living in the Maniototo (1979) 205 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Carpathians (1989) 171 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Scented Gardens for the Blind (1980) 158 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Lagoon: A Collection of Short Stories (1951) 112 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
A State of Siege (1967) 88 kappaletta
The Edge of the Alphabet (1962) 83 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Daughter Buffalo (1972) 68 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
In the Memorial Room (2013) 62 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Adaptable Man (1992) 57 kappaletta
Intensive Care (1970) 50 kappaletta
Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room (1968) 42 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Pocket Mirror (1967) 37 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Goose Bath: Poems (2006) 31 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Janet Frame, Stories & Poems (2004) 25 kappaletta
The Janet Frame Reader (1995) 9 kappaletta
The mijo tree (2013) 7 kappaletta
Janet Frame in Her Own Words (2011) 7 kappaletta
Gorse is Not People: New and Uncollected Stories (2012) 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Reservoir and Other Stories (1966) 2 kappaletta
Hungrig bland orden (poesi) (2015) 2 kappaletta
Times Literary Supplement (2010) 1 kappale
Andjeo za mojim stolom (2017) 1 kappale
Two Sheep 1 kappale
The Bath 1 kappale
Gavin Highly 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Avustaja — 413 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995) — Avustaja — 166 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 115 kappaletta
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Avustaja — 85 kappaletta
Some Other Country: New Zealand's Best Short Stories (1984) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Virago Book of Such Devoted Sisters (1993) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams (1998) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
New Zealand Short Stories: 1st Series (1953) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (1998) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Picador Book of Contemporary New Zealand Fiction (1996) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
One World of Literature (1992) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
An Angel at My Table [1990 film] (1990) — Autobiography — 23 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Flamingo Anthology of New Zealand Short Stories (2000) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Auckland : The city in literature (2003) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
New Zealand Love Stories: An Oxford Anthology (2000) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Dunedin : The city in literature (2003) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing (2015) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta

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Muut nimet
Clutha, Nene Janet Paterson (birth)
Clutha, Janet Paterson Frame
Oamaru Cemetery, Oamaru, New Zealand
New Zealand
Dunedin, New Zealand
Dunedin, New Zealand
acute myeloid leukaemia
Oamaru, New Zealand
Dunedin, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Wanganui, New Zealand
Levin, New Zealand
Shannon, New Zealand
Dunedin Teachers' Training College
Waitaki Girls' High School
University of Otago
short story writer
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1986)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement ( [2003])
Arts Foundation of New Zealand Icon Artist
Robert Burns Fellowship (1965)
Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship (1974) (näytä kaikki 7)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary ∙ Literature ∙ 1986)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Janet Frame (1924-2004) está entre os mais importantes escritores da Nova Zelândia. É mais conhecida por Um Anjo à minha mesa (“Uma das melhores autobiografias do século 20”, segundo Michael Holroyd do Sunday Times), que serviu de inspiração para o filme de Jane Campion, internacionalmente aclamado. É também autora de doze romances, dois volumes de poesias e um livro infantil.



Floating somewhere between free verse and stream of consciousness, Janet Frame's beautifully evocative, semi-autobiographical novel traces the various fortunes of the dirt poor Withers family...most notably siblings Francie, Daphne, Toby, and Teresa (nicknamed "Chicks")...as they grow up and strive to establish lives for themselves in the modern world of 1950's New Zealand. Frame uses words the way a painter uses oils (or a sculptor a chisel) giving her readers not so much a linear story but rather a carefully curated collage of memories, impressions, and emotional impacts. One marries well and turns to consumerism in order to fill an inner void; another tries to make their own way despite a severe handicap only to find Poverty traveling alongside them; and yet another struggles to understand the world through a mind crippled by madness. Humorous and heartbreaking in turn, "Owls Do Cry" is the closest I've come to an immersive reading experience in quite some time.… (lisätietoja)
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NurseBob | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 10, 2024 |
I hadn’t heard of Janet Frame until I found two of her short story collections in an Oxfam last year. The blurb and write-ups were very intriguing, non more so than the fact her work in this book, upon winning a literary award, saved her from a leukotomy whilst in a mental asylum diagnosed with schizophrenia.

With this in mind, there is a haunting air of instability that permeates the twenty-four stories written in the late 1940s. They are delicate slivers of life in New Zealand as young, innocent girls or fragile young women. A lot of the stories seem to draw on Frame’s own life; either taking place in mental hospitals or recounts of life on the homestead as a little girl experiencing new best friends, strict parents or dubious tales of a supposedly murderous grandmother. They are very short fragments and thoughts, meditative but incredibly powerful. She writes with such pathos and poignancy that you become absorbed in an inherent sadness within the words; her prose and its tone are truly beautiful and resolutely struck a chord ever more strongly as the book went on.

Unsurprisingly, the book is reminiscent of Sylvia Plath’s writing so if you like her or just want to appreciate some beautiful, melancholic short stories, I strongly urge you to give this a go.
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Dzaowan | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 15, 2024 |
Janet Frame è stata una delle autrici del cuore della mia infanzia: annovero Cuor di formica (che credo sia anche l’unico libro per bambinu che abbia scritto, ma potrei sbagliarmi) tra i libri che più mi hanno fatto compagnia prima dell’adolescenza. Quindi nella mia testa era avvolta in un’aurea di luminosità e positività: per la me stessa adulta è stato un po’ shockante scoprire che invece ha avuto una vita piuttosto difficile e colpita dall’ignoranza in materia di salute mentale e neurodiversità.

Frame fu rinchiusa per la prima volta in un ospedale psichiatrico nel 1945 perché non fu ritenuta normale, perdendo anche l’idoneità all’insegnamento. Nei successivi otto anni fu ricoverata molte altre volte, venendo sottoposta a trattamenti disumani, quali l’elettroshock e la terapia dello shock insulinico. Le fu risparmiata la lobotomia solo perché nel 1951 pubblicò il suo primo libro, La laguna e altre storie, ed ebbe un grande successo, vincendo anche lo Hubert Church Memorial Award.

Pensate un po’, allontanata dall’insegnamento perché non si comportava come una brava insegnante deve fare (il tentativo di suicidio, il rifiuto di tornare a casa dai familiari violenti…) e risparmiata dalla lobotomia perché utile a dare lustro alla letteratura neozelandese. Brava finché stai al tuo posto, ti comporti come la società si aspetta e servi a qualcosa; cattiva nel momento in cui rifiuti di accettare passivamente il tuo ruolo.

Volti nell’acqua è la storia terribile di una donna ritenuta malata di mente e curata come Frame con elettroshock e terapia dello shock insulinico. È la storia di una discesa verso la disumanità: Istina, la protagonista, ci prova a essere quello che lo staff medico e le persone al di fuori della struttura psichiatrica si aspettano che lei sia. Ci prova davvero a sottomettersi a quella tortura dell’elettroshock mostrandosi tranquilla e volenterosa, grata a chi la sevizia per il suo impegno nel cercare di salvarla.

Ma Istina continua a non guarire. E più la paziente è difficile e più scivola nel baratro del trattamento disumano, perché più sei irrecuperabile e meno possibilità hai di uscire di nuovo dall’ospedale psichiatrico e meno il personale si fa scrupoli, ogni dignità umana persa con la tua normalità.

Volti nell’acqua è un romanzo autobiografico dal quale si esce a fatica, trascinando i piedi nel pantano che sono diventate le vite di queste donne dimenticate e con la consapevolezza che Frame ci ha addolcito la pillola, perché pensava che, se avesse scritto davvero di quanto era stata tremenda la sua esperienza, nessunu le avrebbe creduto.
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lasiepedimore | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 12, 2024 |
A haunting and tragic book about small-town New Zealand. I read most of it in one sitting, and actually cried real tears at the end. For that reason alone I feel obligated to give it five stars.

I did find some of Daphne's earlier scenes hard to follow. The ECT scene with all the patients "waiting in crocodile" and the crocodile becoming some sort of extended metaphor (?) I didn't really get.

Her later scenes on the other hand are really very good and give a great angle on how Daphne's "insanity" makes perfect sense from her point of view.… (lisätietoja)
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weemanda | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |



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