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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Another beautiful, lyrically evocative novel by Frame. It tells of the narrator's social awkwardness on a weekend visit to a journalist and his family; of her feeling that she belongs nowhere - not damp, dreary England, nor her home country of New Zealand, where she was considered 'mad' - except at her typewriter, deep in her work. As such, it is a semi-autobiographical...
Published on 20 Jan 2010 by T. M. Lee-Newman

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1.0 out of 5 stars Towards Another Summer
I found it boring and self indulgent. It parodies Virginia Woolf in so many ways. I would not recommend it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 Jan 2010
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Another beautiful, lyrically evocative novel by Frame. It tells of the narrator's social awkwardness on a weekend visit to a journalist and his family; of her feeling that she belongs nowhere - not damp, dreary England, nor her home country of New Zealand, where she was considered 'mad' - except at her typewriter, deep in her work. As such, it is a semi-autobiographical account of the author's time in England. Shot through with the wit and insight Frame is deservedly famous for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doubts Dispelled, 21 July 2011
This review is from: Towards Another Summer (Hardcover)
When approaching a posthumous work, one always wonders if it is as good or as relevant as the rest of a writer's production. Towards another summer is one of those rare books which haunt you long after you've closed it. And so yes, thinking back about the novel, one feels gratitude that it exists... and could be published.

Jane Campion once said of Janet Frame that "A poetic soul has rarely come better disguised." In Towards Another Summer, the feathery disguise worn by the artist(she is a migratory bird) barely conceals her poetic soul.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Life in New Zealand, 5 Sep 2013
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A strange style of writing, but it gave a very good picture of life in New Zealand a while back
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1.0 out of 5 stars Towards Another Summer, 4 Sep 2013
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I found it boring and self indulgent. It parodies Virginia Woolf in so many ways. I would not recommend it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappinting, 16 May 2009
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I feel like I've been duped into buying this book by all of this talk about how it was "too personal" for publication in Janet Frame's lifetime. In fact, it seems no more (perhaps even less) personal than the books she released in her lifetime and not nearly as well written.
I recommend those new to Janet Frame start with any of the novels she released in her lifetime and leave the posthumous stuff for the fanatics.
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