An Angel At My Table: The Complete Autobiography - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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An Angel At My Table: The Complete Autobiography - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages
Published: 04/03/2010
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'One of the great autobiographies written in the twentieth century' MICHAEL HOLROYD, SUNDAY TIMES

'Irresistibly readable, commendably honest' FLEUR ADCOCK, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

'The Janet Frame of An Angel at My Table is a writer of exceptional sensitivity' LOS ANGELES TIMES

After being misdiagnosed with schizophrenia as a young woman, Janet Frame spent several years in psychiatric institutions. She escaped undergoing a lobotomy when it was discovered that she had just won a national literary prize. She then went on to become New Zealand's most acclaimed writer. As she says more than once in this autobiography: 'My writing saved me.'

This edition contains all three volumes of Frame's autobiography: To the Is-Land, An Angel at My Table and An Envoy from Mirror City.

'One of the most beautiful and moving books I have ever read . . . A masterpiece . . . Janet's autobiography had an enormous effect on me. She struck a blow right to my heart' JANE CAMPION, GUARDIAN

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844086238
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 36 mm


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One of the great autobiographies written in the twentieth century . . . A journey from luminous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing . . . a heroic story, and told with such engaging tone, humorous perspective and imaginative power - Sunday Times

One of the most beautiful and moving books I have ever read . . . A masterpiece . . . Janet's autobiography had an enormous effect on me. She struck a blow right to my heart - Guardian

Irresistibly readable, commendably honest, and, as a lesson in how courage and the will to survive defeated the effects of a ghastly mistake, inspiring - Times Literary Supplement

Janet Frame's luminous words are the more precious because they were snatched from the jaws of the disaster of her early life. It is one of the classics of autobiography. She knew that a writer must search her soul in order to say anything that is essential

The Janet Frame of An Angel at My Table is a writer of exceptional sensitivity - Los Angeles Times

Janet Frame is the greatest New Zealand writer. She is utterly herself. Any one of her books could be published today and it would be ground-breaking - Eleanor Catton

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