Sunday, November 24, 2013

"filled with terrifyingly beautiful reflections" ~ New York Times

"This short, funny and often beautifully written novel — completed in the early 1970s but just now being published — provides an excellent occasion for remembering the weird wisdom and genuine talent of Janet Frame, who died in 2004 after a startlingly diverse life."
"The problem with literature, Harry concludes, is that this very nothingness — like the nothingness of the dead writer, Margaret Rose Hurndell, in whose honor his award has been given — is what critics and readers memorialize."
New York Times Book Review, 24 November 2013, review of In the Memorial Room (Counterpoint Press, 2013)

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