State of Siege
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State of Siege

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Recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989, Janet Frame has long been admired for her startlingly original prose and formidable imagination. A native of New Zealand, she is the author of eleven novels, four collections of stories, a volume of poetry, a children's book, and her heartfelt and courageous autobiography -- all published by George Braziller....more
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Published August 1st 1989 by Angus & Robertson (first published 1989)
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How does she do it?! I have just finished reading the State of Siege, I could not put it down out of suspense and finished it in a day! Yes, its cold outside and the story was os comfort. Poor Malfred. Janet frame is a sheer genius!
Well just finished the ceond story, The Rainbirds. I loved this tragic tale of human insufficiencies. I have said it once and will say it again, Janet is a sheer genius when it comes to the written word. Clever beyond imagining. This is now one of my favourite books o...more
A huge disappointment after have read Daughter Buffalo first. Would make an interesting performance in monologue though.
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The fate befalling the young woman who wanted "to be a poet" has been well documented. Desperately unhappy because of family tragedies and finding herself trapped in the wrong vocation (as a schoolteacher) her only escape appeared to be in submission to society's judgement of her as abnormal. She spent four and a half years out of eight years, incarcerated in mental hospitals. The story of her alm...more
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