Between My Father and the King: New and Uncollected Stories

Between My Father and the King New and Uncollected Stories This brand new collection of short stories spans the length of Frame s career and contains some of the best she wrote None of these stories have been published in a collection before and than half

  • Title: Between My Father and the King: New and Uncollected Stories
  • Author: Janet Frame
  • ISBN: 9781619021693
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This brand new collection of 28 short stories spans the length of Frame s career and contains some of the best she wrote None of these stories have been published in a collection before, and than half are published for the first time in Between My Father and the King.The piece Gorse is Not People caused Frame a setback in 1954, when Charles Brasch rejected it for pThis brand new collection of 28 short stories spans the length of Frame s career and contains some of the best she wrote None of these stories have been published in a collection before, and than half are published for the first time in Between My Father and the King.The piece Gorse is Not People caused Frame a setback in 1954, when Charles Brasch rejected it for publication in Landfall and, along with others for one reason or other, deliberately remained unpublished during her lifetime Previously published pieces have appeared in Harper s Bazaar, the NZ Listener, the New Zealand School Journal, Landfall and The New Yorker over the years, and one otherwise unpublished piece, The Gravy Boat , was read aloud by Frame for a radio broadcast in 1953.In these stories readers will recognize familiar themes, scenes, characters and locations from Frame s writing and life, and each offers a fresh fictional transformation that will captivate and absorb.

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    About “Janet Frame

    • Janet Frame

      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 almost miraculous survival of the horrors and brutalising treatment in unenlightened institutions has become well known She continued to write throughout her troubled years, and her first book The Lagoon and Other Stories won a prestigious literary prize, thus convincing her doctors not to carry out a planned lobotomy.She returned to society, but not the one which had labelled her a misfit She sought the support and company of fellow writers and set out single mindedly and courageously to achieve her goal of being a writer She wrote her first novel Owls Do Cry while staying with her mentor Frank Sargeson, and then left New Zealand, not to return for seven years.

    675 thoughts on “Between My Father and the King: New and Uncollected Stories

    • Highly recommended - probably around 20 of these 28 newly collected stories are first-rate Frame. Another few are worth inclusion, and just 3 or 4 are not worthwhile. Even given the high rate of success, a little caution is warranted, in that this isn't a true "collection"--it's just an odds and ends pile with no real central meaning to it, other than Frame's unstoppable genius. Still--read it for those 20-25 stories.


    • I had this on my to-read list for some time, but I didn’t pick it up until just recently. A podcast of the New Yorker Fiction had Miranda July read Janet Frame’s Prizes. I was quite enchanted with the structure and concept of the story. It’s a reflection on how the things won in childhood are often lost in adulthood. Things that made us stand out and receive praise mean nothing later on. That distinction is suddenly lost to an unremarkable adulthood where these things no longer matter. Tha [...]


    • Saw this in the new books section of the library and picked it up because of the cover and title. Decided to read it because it was by a New Zealand author and thought I could learn a little more about the country and its people. Enjoyed most of the short stories; some were a little dark, dealing with mental institutions, but overall a good read.


    • My favorite Janet Frame book so far. With 28 stories, it's jam packed with all of her different styles and brilliances. Lovely stuff.


    • Frame was a much-celebrated New Zealand author who died in 2004. This book features brilliant short stories, all wildly different but the same in one regard: pithy and understated. The end notes shed some light onto Frame's motivations, tying the stories to particular times and events in her life. All the stories are about people, mostly in difficult circumstances, who in most cases appear to be in their own little realities. A particularly haunting one is Gorse Is Not People, about a resident o [...]


    • This collection of stories is all over the map in emotional content and themes which makes it a bit of a hard read. A couple of the stories were very unsettling. You find yourself hoping you will be able to forget it. I had no experience with this author and will probably not read anything else by her. I did enjoy the minute detail in her narratives because it painted a visual picture that was quite tangible.


    • Certainly not a light read but a special one. Janet Frame's beautiful short stories are uniquely New Zealand in nature. From her beautiful and meaningful use of New Zealand geography to her dry humour. My suggestion? Pick a few to read slowly, especially "Between My Father and the King." Very profound and so simple. Enjoy.





    • An excellent collection of stories by a very careful, clear writer. I enjoyed the greater majority the few I didn't were of the fantasy variety.


    • Hard to believe she was almost lobotomized but received a last minute reprieve because of a literary award so sane, so great.


    • This was a fantastic collection of short stories, many of them fabulist/magical realist. Frame's short work is understated, which I like.



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