Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Life after death


In the late Janet Frame's new novel In the Memorial Room, she even seems to satirise herself:

"There is such intense interest in Rose Hurndell’s works, more so, naturally, now that she is dead and her last poems have been compared in their purity and otherworldliness, their vision of death, to the Requiem music which Mozart left unfinished, and although they were written before her death they have the effect of being posthumous, of actually being written after death."

(from the prologue to In The Memorial Room by Janet Frame, Text, 2013)


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