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I have what I gave : the fiction of Janet Frame / Judith Dell Panny.

By: Panny, Judith Dell.
Contributor(s): Mason, Andrew.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Daphne Brasell Associates Press, 1992Description: 194 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0908896174 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Frame, Janet -- Criticism and interpretation | Frame, Janet | Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century -- History and criticism | New Zealand fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Authors, New Zealand -- History and criticism | Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century | Criticism | New Zealand fiction | New Zealand literatureDDC classification: NZ823.2
Contents:
Owls do cry -- Faces in the water --The edge of the alphabet -- Snowman, snowman -- Scented gardens for the blind -- The adaptable man -- A state of seige --The rainbirds -- Intensive care -- Daughter buffalo --Living in the Maniototo -- The Carpathians.
Owls do cry -- Faces in the water -- Edge of the alphabet -- Snowman, snowman -- Scented gardens for the blind -- Adaptable man -- State of seige -- Rainbirds -- Intensive care -- Daughter buffalo -- Living in the Maniototo -- Carpathians.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-194).

Owls do cry -- Faces in the water --The edge of the alphabet -- Snowman, snowman -- Scented gardens for the blind -- The adaptable man -- A state of seige --The rainbirds -- Intensive care -- Daughter buffalo --Living in the Maniototo -- The Carpathians.

Owls do cry -- Faces in the water -- Edge of the alphabet -- Snowman, snowman -- Scented gardens for the blind -- Adaptable man -- State of seige -- Rainbirds -- Intensive care -- Daughter buffalo -- Living in the Maniototo -- Carpathians.

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The title of this book quotes Janet Frame's statement of her belief that a writer's enduring possession is her work, which is also her gift to those who read. It does not, however, indicate any focus in the book, and may even suggest a lack of clear focus which turns out to be the case. Panny (International Pacific College) offers separate analyses of Frame's 11 novels but tries too hard to find allegorical patternings within them. Like all Frame's previous critics, Panny is frustrated in her desire to indicate where the center of Frame's work lies; the center remains elusive. Curiously, she does not supply the dates of Frame's novels (except in her bibliography), and so masks the fact that they have been written over a period of more than 30 years, during the course of which Frame has undergone personal and artistic development. What Panny does extremely well is to provide a series of probing and illuminating analyses of Frame's often difficult novels. The book is a valuable, even indispensable study that needs to be read alongside Patrick Evans's An Inward Sun (1971) and Bird, Hawk, Bogie, ed. by J. Delbaere (1978), the other major interpretations of New Zealand's preeminent novelist. J. B. Beston; Nazareth College of Rochester