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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 7 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 7 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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