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Owls Do Cry / The Pocket Mirror / An Angel at My Table
Owls Do Cry / The Pocket Mirror / An Angel at My Table Author:Janet Frame OWLS DO CRY is a haunting novel of four siblings in New Zealand for whom the source of all illusion and promise is the garbage dump at the edge of their town. In THE POCKET MIRROR, Frame's only collection of poetry, she evenly balances contemplation of nature of the human interior in poems such as "The Sun" and "Words." And AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE ... more »— made into a major motion picture by director Jane Campion — is one of the finest memoirs of this century. The second volume of Frame's autobiography, it is a coming-of-age odyssey and the story of her struggle to write despite years spent in mental hospitals. This edition also includes an introductory essay by George Braziller, Frame's American publisher, written upon the celebration of Frame's 70th birthday in 1994.
Janet Frame was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1924 into a poor but intellectually spirited family. Misdiagnosed as a schizophrenic as a child, she spent many years in and out of mental hospitals. Throughout her life, however, she was able to preserve her creative spirit through the written word. She is the author of 11 novels, four short story collections, three acclaimed works of autobiography, and a children's book.« less