Towards Another Summer

Towards Another Summer

Towards Another Summer Towards Another Summer is a meditation on the themes of exile and return homesickness and not knowing where home really is It is suffused with beauty and tenderness and shot through with self depreca

  • Title: Towards Another Summer
  • Author: Janet Frame
  • ISBN: 9781869419745
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Towards Another Summer is a meditation on the themes of exile and return, homesickness and not knowing where home really is It is suffused with beauty and tenderness and shot through with self deprecating humour and frailty.

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    Nothing is simple if your mind is a fetch-and-carry wanderer from sliced perilous outer world to secret safe inner world; if when night comes your thought creeps out like a furred animal concealed in the dark, to find, seize, and kill its food and drag it back to the secret house in the secret world, only to discover that the secret world has disappeared or has so enlarged that it's a public nightmare."Towards Another Summer was a novel that Janet Frame wrote in the 1960s. Biographical and not p [...]

    It's lovely that we have another novel by Janet Frame. Apparently, she deemed it too personal to publish in her lifetime. Her evocation of the central character, Grace Cleave: her thoughts, anxiety, memories of childhood in New Zealand as she visits a couple and their children in Northern Englandwell she's brilliant at capturing consciousness as well as self-consciousness. Rich, so rich. Beautifully written.I should quote a passage or two, but don't have the book at hand--

    Oí hablar por primera vez de Janet Frame en la maravillosa película 'Un ángel en mi mesa' de Jane Campion, una película preciosa que se basa en la autobiografía de esta escritora neozelandesa. La película me cautivó por su tristeza y por su belleza. Pude palpar el dolor de Janet Frame. En su juventud, una depresión la diagnosticaron erróneamente como esquizofrenia y entonces pasó un largo periplo por psiquiátricos. Cuando estaban a punto de empezar con ella un tratamiento de electrosh [...]

    This is a woman who had intense self-awareness. And the pain that she felt due to this must have been overwhelming to her at times. But her book gives the most realistic description of the inner workings of a person painfully shy but at the same time part of her is in all of us. She has put into words the very minute and made them shattering and grounding at the same time.Yes - there were small sections that I had to read over again and over again. But, unlike many books with this characteristic [...]

    “I wonder, Grace thought. I’m glad I’m not like those dressmaker’s dummies whose heads are built in the shape of a cage, or my thoughts would fly out through the bars.” (Towards Another Summer, Janet Frame, from page 125.)Janet Frame is a writer’s writer. Toward Another Summer is a beautifully written book of rare qualitya diamond in the rough I supposea classica book that I would call a human document. Her generous use of language has its roots in the ordinary, but is magical how th [...]

    In this autobiographical novel by the late highly acclaimed New Zealand writer, the invitation to go away for the weekend causes a reclusive writer, Grace Cleave, no small amount of distress. Grace's feelings of dissimilarity and disconnectedness is explained when she realizes she is a "migratory bird." Frame's exquisite language, her poetic sensibility, her psychologically rich descriptions of the currents of Grace's thoughts, the painful (and personal) rendering of social anxiety and the rootl [...]

    so introspective and personal author specified it could only be published posthumously. so they did. a novel about what it is like to be inside janet frame.

    fabulous book; autobiographical apparently, and suppressed until after the author's death. Nothing happens - an exiled writer living in London visits a New Zealand compatriot and his wife in the north of England and has lunch, stays a night, plays with their children, and goes back. And yet it is filled with power and dread as it explores the writer's fragile, depressed mind, as she feels she is not a worthy companion, unable to make witty comments or act like a writer should, make profound stat [...]

    An undiscovered Janet Frame book about social awkwardness? SQUEEEEEEEE!Read while on a sometimes socially awkward holiday, with hosts and small talk - but nothing like this lovely little muse on home and place and being in your skin and admonishing yourself for being uncomfortable and imperfect and everything connected to the human to human experience that so many people find so easy - Janet, I'm on your side. It ain't easy.

    This book was written in 1963 but was only be published after her death, according to her own wish since she considered too personal to be published when she was still alive.This book reminded with plenty of details of our visit to New Zealand in December 2009, an unforgettable trip. Page 180, fromBook of New Zealand Verse :Nem a presunçosa celebração,Ou a mais esmerada historia, pode aliviarDo descobridor a sede de elaçãoE silenciar as vozes que dizem,“Aqui é o fim do mundo, ande as mar [...]

    08.12.2013 Der dritte Band autobiographischen Schreibens der Janet Frame. Als Kostbarkeit habe ich dieses Buch jetzt monatelang aufbewahrt aber jetzt ist die Zeit zur Lektüre gekommen. Ich freue mich einfach einer guten Freundin lesend wieder zu begegnen. 11.12.2013 Nur wenige Tage (wie das geschilderte Wochende) durfte ich mit Frame verbringen. Die Protagonistin oszilliert in ihren Gedanken zwischen Gegenwart, Vergangenheit und ihren zusätzlichen Gedankenströmen. Immer wieder nimmt sie für [...]

    After watching the movie made from her autobiography, I checked the library for any books by her and this was the only one, out of the 11 novels and 5 books of short stories my library carries. Published posthumously since she considered it too personal, it is apparently taken from a real-life event. Frame was one of New Zealand's most prestigious authors and won every award but had a strange life, due to her mental illness that kept her in asylums, often voluntarily, for 8 years. In the movie, [...]

    Dear Janet Frame,I love you, I really do. This is a wonderful book. I could start it over again right this second. No one sees the world (and writes about it) quite like Janet Frame does. I listened to the Bolinda audiobook read by Heather Bolton. There's a lyrical quality to the writing that lends itself well to being read aloud. The reading here is top notch. The whole package is something quite special.

    This is the first Janet Frame novel I have read, and it left me wanting to find more of her books. Frame has an amazing use of language, and wry humour. I found myself aching on behalf of Grace Cleave, her character, in what was clearly a difficult social setting for her. Towards Another Summer was posthumously published by the Janet Frame Literary Trust. It was a good call on their behalf, as this is a terrific novel.

    I approached this novel with delicacy knowing the author considered it too personal to be published while she was still alive and I was astounded by its honesty and style.It’s really touching the way Janet Frames reveals herself in this novel, her mental processes and most inner feelings, her sense of inadequacy when she is among other people, her homesickness her longings.The stream of consciousness flows skillfully while Frame tells us about a weekend she spent as a guest in a family in the [...]

    Mot ännu en sommar, 2010 ISBN: 9789100121150Ingen tvekan om att Frame är en skicklig författare. Här får vi krypa under skinnet på den folkskygga Grace Cleave (ett självporträtt?), när hon tvingar sig att tacka ja till ett weekendbesök. Under besöket vandrar hennes tankar ofta bort till olika barndomsupplevelser. De är livfulla, men mycket sporadiska, sätts inte in i något sammanhang. Enskilda delar är mycket bra, men romanen som helhet är splittrad och tråkig.

    If you're a fan of modern lit and you haven't yet read Janet Frame, you must, must do yourself the privilege! Her brain is a wonder. I've only read a few of her novels, but this is my favorite so far. This book is really a snapshot of her struggle with adjusting herself to society (after years of living in institutions, or being painfully uncomfortable around her family in New Zealand), to feeling the need to be social but the total inability to actually converse, to say more than a sentence or [...]

    Feb 6th: I copied the following para onto the whiteboard for my writing class yesterday, offering it as an on-the-button description of what might happen if you don't 'look sharply after your thoughts', as Emerson said. It comes towards the end of the novel, at the beginning of a chapter in which Grace has been invited to view her host's office in the attic:She sat before Philip's huge desk, considering the drawers and pigeonholes crammed with papersHow could he dare to give a stranger permissio [...]

    As a reader, I find it is sometimes helpful to my understanding of a book if I ask why an author is writing it. I think Marcia Lewton, the writer I know best, is counted among the Diarists and writes mostly to Please Herself. It may sound selfish (And why not? Doesn't service to creativity require selfishness?) but I think Diarists are generally a reliable type of author from a reader's perspective. They can at least be counted on to try and write the sort of book they would themselves like to r [...]

    Devo ammettere che da questo libro mi aspettavo qualcosa di completamente diverso. E' il primo libro che leggo dell'autrice (prima di adesso non conoscevo nulla della sua storia) ma già dalla lettura delle primissime pagine avevo un sentore che questo libro non mi sarebbe piaciuto. E' scritto in maniera molto difficile, e per difficile intendo c'è un gran disordine nella sequenza di scrittura, le frasi sono scoordinate tra loro, il rischio è quello di non riuscire a capire cosa si sta leggend [...]

    While reading this extraordinary story, I came across a critic who concluded Frame had Aspergers. Yet another example of a non-psychologist diagnosing on the basis of fiction. If this was the only Frame one had read, I could understand the inference. The narrator is intensely asocial and obsessive. In real life Frame preferred solitude but she was also for those close to her full of wit and adventure. She also hated to release her books to print, and they became so thanks much to friends and sup [...]

    Given Janet Frame's almost obsessive habit of revealing intimate thoughts and observations in her writing I can't understand why she thought Towards Another Summer was too personal to publish in her lifetime. This is at the top of my favorite list of Frame books. There is a meditation on a walk in the snow she took to get away from the family she was staying withy, can I relate to that. Her descriptions of the ice, landscape and sense of solitude linger with me as if it were my own past experien [...]

    Posthumously published, Frame thought this novel too personal to be published in her lifetime. It’s the story of a weekend excursion to the north of England by a reclusive writer (obviously auto-biographical) to visit a couple of fellow New Zealanders. The tension in the novel appears at first to be Grace’s angst at coping with socializing with semi-strangers for the weekend, but as the novel progresses you realize is a love-attraction between Grace and Philip, the host. The sub-plot is Grac [...]

    This is a book considered "too personal" by the author for publication in her lifetime: the reason is not exactly known, but I feel it is because it is a clear description of autism in the main character "Grace Cleave", a very thinly disguised portrait of the author. Note the name of this main character has 5 letters in the first name, the same numbers of letters between first and last name, and is an english verb, like the author's name. A very readable book for those interested in Janet Frame [...]

    This book was very poetic, personal, and complicated, yet it left me a little cold. It was too surgical or distanced and did not pull me into her feelings. I wanted to like it more as the images and experiences revealed were not that unfamiliar to me, yet I felt removed reading it. I think upon reflection or maybe a second reading, it would not be as elusive,yet I don't feel compelled to give it that second chance or explore any of her other writing. Simply just not my style despite her amazing [...]

    You know you are in the hands of a writer of stature when you read Janet Frame. Her skill with words makes you want to dance about in them, toss them over your head, and dive into them. And for Kiwis -especially South Islanders- there's that sudden "clunk" of recognition when she introduces something local that we recognise, or remember from our childhoods. The book is at times wry, at times funny, (I really enjoyed her rendition of the National Anthem), but mostly a strongly personal rendering [...]

    Feeling the need to reread a Janet Frame again, I started on this just before setting out on the same journey I make every year myself, towards another summer. It'd been too long since I'd read Janet; I always come back to her books with great pleasure, losing myself in her magical gift for language, and recalling the journey that brought me to this point, assessing the latest stage. The older I get the more ill at ease in the world I feel—certainly nothing on the level of Grace Cleave—but I [...]

    Admittedly, I only got halfway through this book. It is beautifully written. The trouble is it is at turns either comforting in that it's nice to read about someone as full of social anxiety and weird scraps of memory as I am, or very depressing since she's definitely somewhat on the edge of sanity a lot of the time, twisted back on herself from all her years of living in her head isolated from the outside world. Too scary for me to finish right now, but I do like it.

    Completely original - and a book for complete originals. Anyone who has ever felt lonely or alienated or that they will never fit in, this is the book for you.It's a little uncomfortable though, because she nails the uneasiness of this particular character's past. Frame is a beautiful writer which sometimes throws me off the reading train where I stare into space and think.

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