Janet Frame

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Janet Frame

Writers and their Work


January 1st, 2004

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This study examines the whole of Frame’s output starting with the fiction (novels, short-stories and poems) before focusing on the two autobiographical novels, Owls do Cry and Faces in the Water, to end with the autobiographical trilogy, a sort of restorative prism inviting us to (re) read all her preceding works. It is the autobiography and its film version, An Angel at my Table, that won her international fame. Frame’s life is extraordinary, not only because she was spared a lobotomy by winning a prize for her collection of short stories, but also because writing from the ‘rim of the farthest circle’, she provides food for thought for anyone interested in postcolonial and gender studies.

About The Author

Claire Bazin is a Professor of English & Commonwealth Literature at the University of Nanterre University, France. As well as Janet Frame , she has written widely on 19th century literature generally and published studies in France on Jane Eyre and the Bronte sisters.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Half Title2
Title Page4
Biographical Outline11
Abbreviations and References13
1. Introduction14
2. Autobiographical Novels19
3. ‘The House of Fiction’41
4. Short Stories and Poems: Generic Variety78
5. An Angel at My Table100
Select Bibliography131