Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Janet Frame In Her Own Words

Janet Frame In Her Own Words
(November 2011) Penguin NZ

'It is the desire really to make myself a first person.
For many years I was a third person – as children are, 'they', 'she';
and as probably oppressed minorities become, 'they'.

(Janet Frame, from a 1983 radio interview about writing her autobiography)

For the first time ever, this collection brings together Janet Frame's published short non-fiction in one volume, as well as material never seen before. Letters to the Editor spanning 50 years of Frame's life are published alongside essays, reviews, speeches and extracts from interviews. This startling collection provides an unprecedented range of factual writings about herself, her life and her work. It reveals many aspects of Janet Frame's character that will challenge some long-standing myths and preconceptions about New Zealand's most famous author.

Published: 31 Oct 2011

ISBN 13: 9780143566274

ISBN 10: 014356627X

RRP: $42.00


Link to high resolution version of cover on Penguin NZ website

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