The Resource Owls Do Cry, Janet Frame, (ebook)

Owls Do Cry, Janet Frame, (ebook)

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Owls Do Cry
Title
Owls Do Cry
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Janet Frame
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Language
eng
Summary
First published in New Zealand in 1957, Owls Do Cry, was Janet Frame's second book and the first of her thirteen novels. Now approaching its 60th anniversary, it is securely a landmark in Frame's catalog and indeed a landmark of modernist literature. The novel spans twenty years in the Withers family, tracing Daphne's coming of age into a post-war New Zealand too narrow to know what to make of her. She is deemed mad, institutionalized, and made to undergo a risky lobotomy. Margaret Drabble calls Owls Do Cry "a song of survival" it is Daphne's song of survival but also the author's: Frame was herself misdiagnosed with schizophrenia and scheduled for brain surgery. She was famously saved only when she won New Zealand's premier fiction prize. Frame was among the first major writers of the twentieth century to confront life in mental institutions and Owls Do Cry is important for this perspective. But it is equally valuable for its poetry, its incisive satire, and its acute social observations. A sensitively rendered portrait of childhood and adolescence and a testament to the power of imagination, this early novel is a first-rate example of Frame's powerful, lyric, and original prose
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Midwest
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Frame, Janet
Dewey number
823
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fiction
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  • Mental illness
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • New Zealand
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adult
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Owls Do Cry, Janet Frame, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781619028692
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11816984
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Owls Do Cry, Janet Frame, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781619028692
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11816984
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11816984
System control number
MWT11816984
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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