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Owls Do Cry By Janet Frame,

  • Title: Owls Do Cry
  • Author: Janet Frame
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in provincial, pre 1940s New Zealand, Owls Do Cry explores the Withers family, in particular Daphne Withers When one of Daphne s sisters dies, a crisis is provoked that leads Daphne to a mental asylum where she receives shock treatment Her voice from the Dead Room haunts the novel with its poetic insights.
    Owls Do Cry Set in provincial pre s New Zealand Owls Do Cry explores the Withers family in particular Daphne Withers When one of Daphne s sisters dies a crisis is provoked that leads Daphne to a mental as

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    1. You would think this night that the world sated with blossom and love and death would finish and there would be no memory of it anywhere, save perhaps on a cave wall of new time, where the posturing figures dance unseen their stillness of clay or chalk or stone.You would think all this on a spring night.Except the thinking is not real.The feeling I had a lot when reading Owls Do Cry was of looking out of the corner of your eye When looking at it full on whatever you expected to see was not there [...]

    2. Did I enjoy reading this No, but that is because of the subject matter This is a book about the mentally ill, the physically ill, aging and death It records the darker side of human behavior how humans behave toward the impoverished, the ill and the aging The portrayal is uncomfortably accurate This was Janet Frame s first novel and it has strong autobiographical elements She was incorrectly institutionalized as a schizophrenic She was institutionalized for a decade but avoided a lobotomy Her wr [...]

    3. Janet Frame is another one of those authors whose books I ration I discovered Frame s work after I fell for Jane Campion s work The Piano led to An Angel at My Table, which was based on Frame s autobiography of the same name and some of her other work Frame died a few years ago after a life of tragedy, astounding accomplishments, and gorgeous writing Some writers wish they would write like Dickinson or Faulkner or Shakespeare I wish I could write like Frame Owls Do Cry was Frame s first semi au [...]

    4. Il mondo dell infanzia si ingrandisce a ogni ricordo e ce lo poniamo come un mantello fatato sulle spalle Ma io ora torner a Waimaru e scoprir che il mio mantello, come la pelle di zigrino, si rimpicciolisce a ogni desiderio, e mi ritrover fra le mani solo un brandello frusto e grinzoso Ecco L ho finito Sono in quello momento di vuoto ferita come fossi vittima di un recente abbandono.Mi accingo a scrivere qualcosa di questo libro Si dice fare un commento a caldo Che strano io sento i brividi Eh, [...]

    5. Molto bello, molto triste Gridano i gufi 1957 primo romanzo di Janet Frame Pubblicato quando la scrittrice neozelandese aveva 33 anni Il titolo bellissimo, nel verso originale Shakespeariano i gufi piangono Owls do cry In italiano pi bello con l allitterazione della g e col grido, nel libro, pi appropriato del pianto La storia di una famiglia trafelata dalla vita in una cittadina neozelandese Tre bambine e un bambino nella prima parte e poi la loro vita vent anni dopo Un bambino Toby che viene a [...]

    6. This is the first Janet Frame book I have ever read so her writing took some getting used to at first she has her own style which is kind of semi stream of consciousness She uses punctuation in a very interesting way and some sentences call for a re read Once you get the hang of it you realise how rich, deep and beautifully poetic her writing is.The book is based in 1950s New Zealand and follows the story of one family from Dunedin in the South Island, and goes in depth into the characters of th [...]

    7. The children of a poor family in New Zealand, the Withers, spend their days searching through rubbish heaps for childish treasures, fearing and suspicious of much their hard working, simple father, the nurse at school, the day when they must go face the factories and mills of the adult world After the eldest girl dies horrifically, the book jumps twenty years ahead we now see that the youngest is married and trying, poorly, to get on in higher society Daphne is mute and in a grim mental institut [...]

    8. I was debating on whether to listen to the audio or read the book, so I asked the friend that I heard about it from what I should do His rather wise reply was that he actually did both simultaneously Somehow this felt to me like I was wasting some time but I decided to try anyway I struggled at first but it really did end up being the best way to experience this book It gave it a much three dimensional character Throughout the book there were these cockeyed, slightly surreal scenes where I hone [...]

    9. Rating The Full FiveAbsolutely my favorite Kiwi novel I learned so much about the national character of the country I feel I should have been born in.

    10. Mi sento abbastanza scema a venire qui con due stellette e leggere contemporaneamente lodi su lodi sia su anobii che su anche se quest ultimo mi consola con qualche parere almeno un po affine Per , oh, che ci devo fare io e questo libro eravamo due isole separate da un intero oceano durante la lettura Non sono entrata dentro alla storia, anzi, spesso non l ho avvertito nemmeno come un vero e proprio filo narrativo che si dipana anzi, i capitoli scivolano via senza che si verifichi nulla di concr [...]

    11. I started to read Owls Do Cry as research for my second novel as I cannot decide whether my protagonist is sent to prison or a Closed Psychiatric Unit Well, it has helped me decide It will be prison.Despite the painfulness of the subject matter what a delight the language is, especially when it is Daphne s story It is the story of the Withers family Francie, Toby, who is epileptic, Chicks the baby of the family and Daphne with her wonderful and damaging imagination And what an extraordinary crea [...]

    12. I ve never read anything like this It breaks all kind of rules the verb tense shifts, unconventional punctuation and sentence structure, etc There isn t really a main character There s a main family, but I couldn t pick any one of its members as a protagonist But it works It works REALLY well.The story chronicles the lives of a poor family in a small town called Waimaru in New Zealand There s plenty of dialog and action The characters are clear and well developed But the sentences often spin out [...]

    13. This is genius writing And, beautiful And, brave.It s a bit squeamish making, which is why I m not putting this on my favorites shelf, but I vehemently recommend it, nevertheless.If you haven t seen An Angel at My Table, the film about Janet Frame s life, I recommend that as well.Thank you, again, Jo

    14. Starting on page one The Day is early with birds beginning and the wren in a cloud piping like the child in the poem, drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe this book knocked the wind out of me, and did so on than one occasionI couldn t put it down, but forced myself to so I could absorb it in small bites definitely a read it again someday book My copy is dog eared with favorite bits, in some cases, if the bits spilled over to the next page, I dog eared the bottom corner to indicate this to be the case [...]

    15. Janet Frame s first novel gets you right from the first chapter, just from the way she uses words I went back and read that over a couple of times before going on, just because the rhythm and the sound of the words rolled around nicely.Overall, I think it was the language and writing most of all that appeals in this book, although there are also moments where bits and pieces of a character are neatly skewered and laid out for understanding that were great The epilogue might have been a little ov [...]

    16. Owls Do Cry is Janet Frame s first full length novel and was hailed as a critical success from the start First published in 1957 and recently reissued in a 50th anniversary edition on which this audio book is based , it is the tragic story of the Withers family, from a small town in New Zealand The first chapters about the poverty stricken childhood of Francie, Daphne, Toby and Chicks will bring a lump to the throat for most readers The descriptions of how the dirty children are treated is painf [...]

    17. This novel was written in 1960 by the New Zealand author Janet Frame At it s publishing, it was hailed as the first literary masterpiece from that country The story is about a poverty stricken family in the south of New Zealand There are 4 children Francie, Daphne, Toby, and Chicks and the book follows their lives into adulthood The book has a shattering portrait of mental illness, and it contains the best description of electroshock therapy that I have ever read Frame s prose is beautiful and a [...]

    18. This is why I get mad at the publishing industry sometimes This book should be a classic it s up there w such stream of conciousness toucstones as Ulysses and To the lighthouse the most fascinating language and steeliest eye, clever motifs and full of well earned heart ache though never sentimental

    19. This is a very deliberate poetic lyrical novel unfortunately the interesting punctuation italics is lost when read as an audiobook However, overall, the effect is the same.This is a simple family drama how will the family react to a death of an young adult child All the characters are strong believable Father is laconic mum only recognises one illness in the family Toby s epilepsy and the children grow up with various faults No one is perfect in this book.My favourite character is Chicks Teresa [...]

    20. Owls Do Cry is one of those novels that is written very well, in an interesting manner, although I found it difficult to understand exactly what the storyline was I decided to read Owls Do Cry for the topic studied in the 1st half of the year social injustice because my parents recommended it to me This category is fairly interesting, it reveals the things that are have been wrong with our society and world It isn t a genre I d particularly go for if I was book browsing I am inclined to believe [...]

    21. Owls Do Cry glows with the inner light of Frame s human awareness a cool flame that neither cauterises nor heals but in some mystic ways purifies, substituting an essential beauty for superficial pain and squalor Sunday Herald Tribune When I first read it at 14, the same age as Daphne is in the novel her dark eloquent song captured my heart Jane Campion Owls Do Cry is a devastating reflection on the character of conventional society and the dangers that await those who reject its narrowness It i [...]

    22. This should really be a 5 star rating and y all know it I have just put off reading a Janet Frame novel for the longest time I ve got quite the collection of her works, love her poetry and stories, fell in love with her when I had to read THE BATH at high school and of course have several unread novels lying on my shelves in wait Part 1 of her autobiography ruined me I couldn t read again for the summer at least I allowed myself to put her novels on a pedestal and so my expectations were as ludi [...]

    23. Possibly one of the saddest books I ve read in a long time, but totally lacking in sentiment or self pity Owls Do Cry has elements of Frame s own childhood but it is not autobiographical It is the story of an ordinary New Zealand family seen from a different person s perspective throughout the novel, namely the three surviving children of Bill and Amy Withers Toby, the son who has epilepsy Daphne, the daughter in a mental institution and Theresa aka Chicks , the normal one with social aspiration [...]

    24. This is a heartbreaking account of tragedy and alienation, but it takes a human scale Frame s writing is elliptical and poetic, and the story by turns emerges from and dissolves back into her description of the emotional and physical worlds of her characters She exposes the vulnerability of every character in a way that is both raw and compassionate Every character no matter how brief their appearance in the story struggles with the tremendous weight of their existence in a different way There i [...]

    25. Recommended by my grandma and sitting on my bookshelf for years, so we ll see before readingAfter reading Ever read one of those books that is too metaphoric for it s own good This is it Once I finally figured out what was going on I liked it But it took awhile to figure out what that was with so much of it being buried in vagueness I also generally don t like walking away from a book feeling like nothing really happened No characters really progressed or changed or developed Final say would be [...]

    26. This a beautiful very arresting novel It covers Janet Frame s early life in New Zealand but in fiction rather than autobiography Frame does things in this novel that would never be allowed in a Cr Wr workshop with point of view, for ex and time frame and the novel is stunningly original as a result I recommend it.

    27. This evocative novel offers insight into not only mental illness and the terror of going through electrode convulsive therapy, but also grief, family dysfunction and loss.

    28. Bello, scritto bene ma in definitiva dove vuoi arrivare Perch io sinceramente non capisco.Chiss perch per ho il vago presentimento che con Un Angelo alla mia tavola andr meglio

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