An Angel At My Table

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An Angel At My Table

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Author: Janet Frame


ISBN: 9781844086238

Date: 4th March, 2010

Publisher: VIRAGO

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  2. Literary Essays
  3. Memoirs
  4. Diaries and Journals


NOW AN AWARD-WINNING FILM ON NETFLIX '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

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