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Janet Frame (1924–2004)


Was scheduled to have a lobotomy when her first volume of stories, The Lagoon, was published in 1952 - days before her operation. A nurse on staff successfuly challenged the operation despite Frame's own mother having approved it. See more trivia »


(age 79) in Dunedin, New Zealand

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 1990 An Angel at My Table (autobiographical books "To the Is-Land", "An Angel at My Table" and "The Envoy from Mirror City")

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"Intensive Care" (novel, 1970) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Articles | See more »

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I'm not good interview material. See more »


She was educated at Waitaki Girl's High School then did her teacher's training at University of Otago. See more »

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