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Janet Frame
Birth date: August 28, 1924
Died: January 29, 2004
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 6 years ago
Janet Frame has been on my to-read list for some years and I'm finally getting around to her. I selected Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room because it—well, I—I guess I liked the title. Fact is, I wasn't sure what this book was about before I read it. There's no blurb on the physical book itself....
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Reader! Reader! rated it 6 years ago
Istina Mavet, the narrator, is a young woman living in first one, then another, then the first again, mental hospitals in New Zealand. She narrates over about 9 years. I struggled with the first few chapters, as I could not see where this book was going. But where could it go? Once I let myself look...
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Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20122013, nonfiction, mental-health, autobiography-memoir, new-zealand, under-500-ratings, play-dramatisation Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Laura Read from January 15 to 22, 2013 blurb: Janet Frame was New Zealand's best known but least public author. The author of twelve nove...
Book Wilde
Book Wilde rated it 8 years ago
Published posthumously and based on her experience in France as a Katherine Mansfield fellowship winner, Janet Frame’s In The Memorial Room is part roman à clef and part satire. In the 1970s Harry Gill wins a memorial fellowship and heads to France to spend the year working on his next novel. Incre...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
bookshelves: published-2013, new-zealand, net-galley, autumn-2013, books-about-books-and-book-shops, lit-richer Read from September 17 to 20, 2013 Counterpoint/Soft Skull PressThere is a small yet interesting history behind the making of this novel laid out as prologue.Opening: September 1973,Toda...
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