An Angel at My Table

An Angel at My Table - Virago Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis


'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

Book information

ISBN: 9781844086238
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 523
Weight: 368g
Height: 197mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 35mm