Living In The Maniototo

Author: Janet Frame; Linda Grant (Editor, Introduction by)
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  • : $25.00(NZD)
  • : 9781844084609
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press
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  • : November 2009
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 24.99
  • : November 2009
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  • : Janet Frame; Linda Grant (Editor, Introduction by)
  • : Virago Modern Classics Ser.
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
  • : 823.2
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  • : 288
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Barcode 9781844084609
9781844084609

Description

Welcome to the comical, ironical, and multiple worlds of one Violet Pansy Proudlock (a ventriloquist), who is also known as Alice Thumb (a gossip and secret sharer of limited imaginings) and, at other times, as Mavis Furness Barnwell Halleton (a writer twice married).

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In this highly inventive novel, reality, fiction and dreams are woven together as Janet Frame playfully explores the process of writing fiction.

Reviews

'Quirky, rich, eccentric' Margaret Atwood 'Probably as near a masterpiece as we are likely to see this year ... it is a novel full of riches' - Martyn Goff, Daily Telegraph 'Puts everything else that has come my way this year in the shade' - Guardian 'A clever, high-spirited performance' New Yorker 'The most original and resourceful novel I have read for a long time' - New Statesman 'Frame's novel is remarkable - full of word plays, cameo portraits and deliberate mystery' - Publishers Weekly

Author description

Janet Frame (1924-2004) is New Zealand's most famous writer. She was a novelist, poet, essayist and short-story writer. Her autobiography inspired Jane Campion's acclaimed film, 'An Angel at My Table'. She was an honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Literature and won the Commonwealth Literature Prize. In 1983 she was awarded the CBE.