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Prizes: The Selected Stories of Janet Frame

Janet Frame.
Publisher Counterpoint  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781582435152
Pages/Publication Date 296/2009
Daedalus Item Code 32396
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She was one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers, whose Angel at My Table was deemed "one of the great autobiographies written in the 20th century" (Sunday Times, London) and inspired Jane Campion's acclaimed film of the same name. Yet Janet Frame was confined in a mental institution in the 1950s, under threat of a brain operation similar to a lobotomy, until her debut collection, The Lagoon and Other Stories, won the Hubert Church Award. This omnibus gathers stories from that book and three others published during her lifetime, making it the most comprehensive selection of Frame's stories yet published.

"Often melancholy but containing wonderful detail, imagery, and emotion, her works cover a wide range of topics like childhood, madness, relationships, identity, and more. Many of the stories are two-page shorts, a testament to Frame's skill in concision and economy of language."Library Journal

"How larky Frame's stories of childhood in New Zealand seem at the outset. Nature is a realm of sensuous pleasure, liberation from the self and others, risks worth taking, and infinite mystery. Frame's language lilts and loops like nursery rhymes, and, like those old, loaded songs, is weighted with a deadly undertow. 'See the lagoon,' a grandmother says repeatedly to the narrator in the title story of Frame's first collection, The Lagoon, a directive with chilling allusions. That indelible tale launches this superlative posthumous gathering of selected stories (following Frame's heretofore unpublished novel Towards Another Summer) drawn from Frame's four collections and including five uncollected tales. Whether she's writing about the wild, the magic of movies, a man obsessed with electricity, or the decision to stop absorbing news of the world, Frame is mythic, slyly funny, and psychologically dead-on. And just as wryly critical of herself as of others, most astringently in 'Prizes,' a tale about the intrusiveness of success. Laced with startling observations and leaps of the imagination, Frame's gracefully excoriating stories are iridescently alive."Booklist

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