You Are Now Entering The Human Heart: Stories

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Janet Frame has been called a visionary and a genius. While she is a novelist of international reputation and distinction, her first published book was a modest collection of stories about childhood, The Lagoon (1951). This selection of her shorter fiction includes work from that first collection, and from The Reservoir and Snowman Snowman (1962). It also includes a group of more recent, uncollected stories.
The stories in You Are Now Entering the Human Heart range from impressions of a New Zealand childhood to sardonic yet compassionate accounts of life in some of the world's largest cities. Among them are tales of scrupulous realism, along with others which possess the haunting resonance of dream and fable. There is brilliance of style and startling variation of length -- some pieces are a page long, while one (Snowman Snowman) has the dimensions of a short novel. But however striking their differences, all of the stories glitter with those truths about language and the human spirit which lie at the heart of Janet Frame's fiction. The selection has been made by the author herself, and it gives New Zealanders the chance to rediscover the full range and power of their greatest writer of fiction since Katherine Mansfield.

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Title:You Are Now Entering The Human Heart: Stories
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  • Oli Smith

    One perfect for middle school intro - accessible, metaphorical and carries layers beneath its simplicity ...

  • Eric Hinkle

    4.5 stars...Janet Frame handpicked these stories from her several collections, starting with her first book The Lagoon and Other Stories (which won her an award, which event was the reason for the can...

  • Shonna Froebel

    Wonderful collection that gives you an idea of the range of this author...

  • Philippa

    Quite marvellous, surreal, sad and funny. If you're a writer wanting to give short stories a try, this is a great collection to inspire you....