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Owls do cry
by janet frame | Literature & Fiction
Registered by winglytteltonwitchwing of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 3/21/2012
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by opatios): travelling


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4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

6 out of 10

I went shopping at Charity shops in Didcot 


Journal Entry 2 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Dublin Convention 2012 in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/13/2012 UTC) at Dublin Convention 2012 in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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A New Zealand book for the book table 


Journal Entry 3 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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I got this book at the wonderful, amazing, astonishing, astounding,
awe-inspiring, awesome, brilliant, cool, divine, extraordinary, fabulous, groovy, incredible, magnificent, marvelous, miraculous, outstanding, phenomenal, sensational, staggering, superb, terrific Convention in Dublin.

It was great to see you! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Saturday, May 19, 2012

6 out of 10


This was a very disturbing, confusing book, rather hard to read, full of misery. It is a very honest book.

Set in provincial, pre-1940 New Zealand, this novel explores the the life of the very poor Withers family and in particular Daphne. When one of Daphne's sisters, Francie, dies at the rubbish dump where the children search for treasure, this laters leads Daphne to a mental asylum where she is given shock treatment. Her voice from 'the Dead Room' haunts the novel. Frame is a graphic author, not just with her words, but also with her presentation. The word and the concepts are hard enough to cope with but add in the layout of the book and the whole thing is very stark.

Janet Frame's first novel, Owls Do Cry, created a sensation in New Zealand when it was published in 1957. It was hailed by some critics as the country's long-awaited first great novel, even "a masterpiece", and criticised by others for being too experimental - they hated the italicised internal monologue - and "too depressing".


Janet Frames erster Roman von 1957, der ihren literarischen Ruhm begründete und von den Heimsuchungen einer neuseeländischen Eisenbahnarbeiter-Familie erzählt, wird nach dem großen Erfolg ihres nachgelassenen Romans "Dem neuen Sommer entgegen" in einer überarbeiteten Übersetzung neu vorgelegt.
Die Familie des Eisenbahners Bob Withers in der Kleinstadt Waimaru wird von Unglück und Krankheit geplagt: Eine Tochter, Francie, stirbt durch einen tragischen Unfall, eine andere, Daphne, erkrankt psychisch so schwer, dass sie in eine Heilanstalt eingewiesen werden muss, ihr Bruder Toby hat epileptische Anfälle.

Janet Frame wurde 1924 als drittes von fünf Kindern eines Eisenbahnarbeiters in Dunedin, Neuseeland, geboren, wo sie 2004 auch starb. Die Familienverhältnisse waren zum Teil tragisch, sie selbst wurde zu Unrecht als Schizophrene über Jahre in Nervenheilanstalten behandelt, u. a. mit Elektroschocks.
Frame ist Autorin von zwölf Romanen. Ihre Autobiographie gehört zu den bedeutendsten Beispielen für dieses Genre im 20. Jahrhundert. Janet Frame zählte zu den Anwärterinnen für den Literaturnobelpreis.


Counts for New Zealand.
 


Journal Entry 5 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

7 out of 10


This book will go to the Meet-Up in Bad Homburg on Thursday.

I hope you'll like it!
 


Journal Entry 6 by wingolagoriewing at Hirschgarten in Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/27/2012 UTC) at Hirschgarten in Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe, Hessen Germany

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Liebe Finderin, lieber Finder,

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Journal Entry 7 by Homburgerin at Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe, Hessen Germany on Friday, September 28, 2012

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Zum 8. Bookcrossing-Event hat mir olagorie netterweise den Roman mitgebracht. 


Journal Entry 8 by Homburgerin at Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/11/2012 UTC) at Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany

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Beim 6. Bookcrosser meets Geocacher-Event ( http://coord.info/GC418GG ) mitgebracht und weiterreisen lassen. 


Journal Entry 9 by opatios at Café Albatros, Bockenheim (OBCZ) in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Friday, December 14, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/14/2012 UTC) at Café Albatros, Bockenheim (OBCZ) in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Habe das Buch auf dem regelmäßigen MeetUp in Ffm am Ende zusammen mit anderen eingesammelt um es anschließend an einem geeigneten Ort freizulassen. Es wartet nun im Bücherregal des Cafe Albatros auf einen neuen Leser!


Picked up the book at the end of our BC meeting in Frankfurt, for releasing it later at a more suitable place. It is now waiting for a new reader in the Cafe Albatros. 


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