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An Angel At My Table
Author: Janet Frame

ISBN: 9781741666052
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 3 March 2008
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 3.7
Description:
With a heartfelt introduction from Jane Campion. Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections. Gathered here in a single edition are the three parts of Janet Frame's autobiography.

From a childhood and adolescence spent in a materially poor but intellectually intense railway family, through life as a student and years of incarceration in mental hospitals (essentially for wanting to pursue a career as a poet), followed eventually by her entry into the saving world of writers and the 'Mirror City' that sustains them.

This is not just the records of a life but also the flourishing of a writer's career. Janet Frame accomplishes 'the transformation of ordinary facts and ideas into a shining palace of mirrors'. All three volumes of this autobiography To The Is-Land, An Angel At My Table and The Envoy From The Mirror City have won major literary prizes.

Internationally lauded director Jane Campion made a film of An Angel At My Table that won international jury prizes at Venice, Toro...

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