Owls Do Cry by Janet FrameOwls Do Cry by Janet Frame

Owls Do Cry

byJanet Frame

Paperback | April 11, 2017

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Owls Do Cryis the story of the Withers family: Francie, soon to leave school to start work at the woollen mills; Toby, whose days are marred by the velvet cloak of epilepsy; Chicks, the baby of the family; and Daphne, whose rich, poetic imagination condemns her to a life in institutions.

'Janet Frame's first full-length work of fiction,Owls Do Cry, is an exhilarating and dazzling prelude to her long and successful career. She was to write in several modes, publishing poems, short stories, fables and volumes of autobiography, as well as other novels of varied degrees of formal complexity, butOwls Do Cryremains unique in her oeuvre. It has the freshness and fierceness of a mingled cry of joy and pain. Its evocation of childhood recalls Blake'sSongs of Innocence and of Experience, as well as the otherworldly Shakespearean lyric of her title and epigraph, but her handling of her dark material is wholly original' Margaret Drabble
Janet Frame (1924-2004) was one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers. She is best known for her autobiography, which inspired Jane Campion's internationally acclaimed film,An Angel at My Table. Michael Holroyd hailed it as 'one of the greatest autobiographies written in the twentieth century'. She was also the author of twelve n...
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Title:Owls Do CryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0349006679

ISBN - 13:9780349006673

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Owls Do Cry remains innovative and relevant; Frame's idiosyncratic and startlingly visual style means that the book's immense power to unnerve, astonish and impress endures