Janet Frame  

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Janet Paterson Frame (August 28 1924 - January 29 2004) was a New Zealand author. She wrote eleven novels, four collections of short stories, a book of poetry, a children's book, and a three-volume autobiography.

Famous for both her prose and her life story - she escaped lobotomy as a falsely-diagnosed mental patient only by receiving a literary prize just in time - she became a very private person in later life. This relates to her 1958 decision to change her name by deed poll to Nene Janet Paterson Clutha. Frank Sargeson praised her prose as possessing a "frightening clarity of perception", though her novels eschewed traditional New Zealand literary realism for a more magical style.



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