Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun

Mona Minim is a house ant about to make her first journey out of the nest.

Author: Janet Frame

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ISBN: 1869417240

Category: Ants

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Mona Minim is a house ant about to make her first journey out of the nest. But her excitement at smelling new things, especially the sunlight, turns to terror when one false step plunges her into a quite unexpected adventure. Befriended by Barbara, a garden ant, Mona spends time in the outside world before returning home to her own nest a wiser, braver ant. A captivating story that will delight young and old alike.

Janet Frame

14 MONA MINIM AND THE SMELL OF THE SUN Janet Frame said that this book
for children was her favourite. Whether we are willing to suspend our disbelief
when we read it, or not, does not really matter. Here, as in Scented Gardens for ...

Author: Claire Bazin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781786942340

Category: Literary Criticism

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This study examines the whole of Frame's output starting with the fiction (novels, short-stories and poems) before focusing on the two autobiographical novels, Owls do Cry and Faces in the Water, to end with the autobiographical trilogy, a sort of restorative prism inviting us to (re) read all her preceding works. It is the autobiography and its film version, An Angel at my Table, that won her international fame. Frame's life is extraordinary, not only because she was spared a lobotomy by winning a prize for her collection of short stories, but also because writing from the 'rim of the farthest circle', she provides food for thought for anyone interested in postcolonial and gender studies.

Antipodean Childhoods

SMELL. OF THE. SUN. 1 ... backdrop one may then wonder what motivated
Frame to keep a child's perspective so central to her writing in subsequent works
such as Owls Do Cry (1957), “The Reservoir” (1963) or Mona Minim and the
Smell ...

Author: Helga Ramsey-Kurz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527551244

Category: Literary Criticism

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Though obvious, the productiveness of combining the three concepts of childhood, otherness and the postcolonial has not inspired much academic inquiry so far. The essays assembled in this book make up for this omission and address aspects of growing up in Australia and New Zealand from various angles. They base their argument on the premise that, whether in settler, migrant or indigenous communities, children tend to be ascribed a space of their own, mostly outside but never independent of that of adults. How adults configure this space both practically and imaginatively, for instance in the arts, in adult and children’s literature, in film and photography, or in historical documents, is one of the questions answered in the process. How these configurations have developed with time and under the influence of specific historical circumstances is another. Thus, the individual papers are more than a contribution to the current (re-)discovery of the theme of childhood in European cultures in that Antipodean Childhoods remains centrally concerned with the cultural specificity of childhoods lived in Australia and New Zealand and with the theoretical relevance of this specificity to postcolonial literary, cultural and historical studies.

Wrestling With the Angel

51 Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun is a personalised story about the life
cycle of ants. It grew from Frame's childhood observations of insects and her
discussions about house ants with Pamela Gordon; she dedicated the book to
both ...

Author: Michael King

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781742288277

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Janet Frame, born in 1924, is New Zealand's most celebrated and least public author. Her early life in small South Island towns seemed, at times, engulfed in a tide of doom: one brother still-born, another epileptic; two sisters dead of heart failure while swimming; Frame herself committed to mental hospitals for the best part of a decade. Later, her surviving sister was temporarily felled in adulthood by a stroke, an uncle cut his throat and a cousin shot his lover, his lover's parents and then himself. . This, then, is an inspiring biography of a woman who climbed out of an abyss of unhappiness to take control of her life and become one of the great writers of her time. And to enable her biographer to write this book scrupulously and honestly, Janet Frame spoke for the first time about her whole life. She also made available her personal papers and directed her family and friends to be equally communicative. The result is a biography of astonishing intimacy and frankness.

Janet Frame in Her Own Words

12 Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun (published in the US in 1969) was
eventually published in the UK by Bloomsbury in 1991. 13 Reid reformulated his
interview material for 'Janet Frame Framed!', NZ Woman's Weekly, 5 August 1985
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Author: Janet Frame

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781742532349

Category: Literary Collections

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'It is the desire really to make myself a first person. For many years I was a third person - as children are, 'they', 'she', and as probably oppressed minorities become, 'they'. - Janet Frame, radio interview about writing her autobiography (1983) For the first time ever, this collection brings togetherJanet Frame's published short non-fiction in one collected volume, as well as material never seen before. Letters spanning 50 years of Frame's life are published alongside essays, reviews, speeches and extracts from interviews. This startling collection provides an unprecedented range of factual writings about herself, her life and her work. It reveals many aspects Janet Frame'scharacter that will challenge some long-standing myths and preconceptionsabout New Zealand's most famous author.

Minor Genres in Postcolonial Literatures

In The Ring of Fire: Essays on Janet Frame, edited by Jeanne Delbaere, 161–
176. Sydney: Dangaroo Press. Delrez, Marc. 2009. “The Legacy of Invention:
Determinism and Metafiction in Janet Frame's Mona Minim and the Smell of the
Sun.

Author: Delphine Munos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516429

Category: Literary Criticism

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Moving beyond the postcolonial literature field’s traditional focus on the novel, this book shines a light on the "minor" genres in which postcolonial issues are also explored. The contributors examine the intersection of generic issues with postcolonial realities in regions such as South Africa, Nigeria, New Zealand, Indonesia, Australia, the United Kingdon, and the Caribbean. These "minor" genres include crime fiction, letter writing, radio plays, poetry, the novel in verse and short stories, as well as blogs and essays. The volume closes with Robert Antoni’s discussion of his use of the vernacular and digital resources in As Flies to Whatless Boys (2013), and suggests that "major" genres might yield new webs of meaning when digital media are mobilized with a view to creating new forms of hybridity and multiplicity that push genre boundaries. In focusing on underrepresented and understudied genres, this book pays justice to the multiplicity of the field of postcolonial studies and gives voice to certain literary traditions within which the novel occupies a less central position. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

Towards Another Summer

... The Rainbirds (1968) novel (also published as Yellow Flowers in the
Antipodean Room) Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun (1969) children's book
Intensive Care (1970) novel Daughter Buffalo (1972) novel Living in the
Maniototo (1979) ...

Author: Janet Frame

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 9781582439464

Category: Fiction

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“Self-styled” writer Grace Cleave has writer’s block, and her anxiety is only augmented by her chronic aversion to leaving her home, to be “among people, even for five or ten minutes.” And so it is with trepidation that she accepts an invitation to spend a weekend away from London in the north of England. Once there, she feels more and more like a migratory bird, as the pull of her native New Zealand makes life away from it seem transitory. Grace longs to find her place in the world, but first she must learn to be comfortable in her own skin, feathers and all. From the author of the universally acclaimed An Angel at My Table comes an exquisitely written novel of exile and return, homesickness and belonging. Written in 1963 when Janet Frame was living in London, this is the first publication of a novel she considered too personal to be published while she was alive.

The New York Times Book Review

In the realm of fantasy Mona Minim and The Smell of The Sun The Search For
Delicious By Janet Frame . Illustrated by Robin Jacques . 94 pp . New York :
George Braziller . $ 4.95 . By Natalie Babbitt . Illustrated by the author . 167 pp .

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Review of Contemporary Fiction

The Pocket Mirror (1967) and Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun (1969)
During the late sixties, Frame expanded her oeuvre to include a collection of
poetry, The Pocket Mirror, and a children's story, Mona Minim and the Smell of
the Sun.

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018158565

Category: American fiction

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Library Journal

Janet Frame — Acclaimed author JANET FRAME Mona Minim and the Smell of
the Sun Cloth, $17.95, ISBN 0-8076-1334-7, 96 pages, color and black and white
illustrations, 7 x 9 'A inches Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun By Janet ...

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The Library Journal

Janet Frame Acclaimed author - JANET FRAME Mona Minim Mona Minim and
the Smell of the Sun and the Smell of the Sun By Janet Frame Illustrated by
Robin Jacques BACK IN PRINT 1 • Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun is a
book for ...

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Twayne s World Authors Series

VIII Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun Even the more enthusiastic follower of
Janet Frame's fiction might be puzzled to see this title, which refers not to a novel
but to a storybook for children she wrote during her first trip to the United States.

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The Inward Sun

Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun . New York : Braziller , 1969 . Intensive
Care . New York : Braziller ; Toronto : Doubleday Canada , 1970 ; Wellington :
Reed ; London : W H Allen , 1971 . Reprinted , Auckland : Century Hutchinson ,
1987 .

Author: Elizabeth Alley

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ISBN: IND:30000041146949

Category: Authors, New Zealand

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A collection of essays, letters, stories and poems from around the world compiled as a tribute to Janet Frame on her seventieth birthday. The contributors are writers and academics, and include Lauris Edmond, Fleur Adcock, Keri Hulme, Fiona Kidman, Patricia Grace and Albert Wendt. There is an introduction by Elizabeth Alley, and at the end of the book a list of Janet Frame's works up to her novel 'The Carpathians'. Brief notes are given on the contributors.

Reference Guide to Short Fiction

Other Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun ( for children ) . 1969 . An
Autobiography . 1990 . To the Is - Land . 1982 . An Angel at My Table . 1984 . The
Envoy from Mirror City . 1985 . Once upon a time there was a bird . One day a
hawk came ...

Author: St James Press

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002922103

Category: Best books

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Devoted to those practitioners of the art of short fiction, this new 2nd edition offers thorough coverage of approximately 375 authors and 400 of their works. In a single volume, Reference Guide to Short Fiction features often-studied authors from around the world and throughout history, all selected for inclusion by a board of experts in the field. Reference Guide to Short Fiction is divided into two sections for easy study. The first section profiles the authors and offers personal and career details, as well as complete bibliographical information. A signed essay helps readers understand more about the author. These authors are covered: -- Sandra Cisneros -- Nikolai Gogol -- Ernest Hemingway -- Langston Hughes -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Salman Rushdie -- Jean-Paul Sartre -- Edith Somerville -- Eudora Welty -- And others Section two helps readers gain deeper understanding of the authors and the genre with critical essays discussing 400 important works, including: -- "The Hitchiking Game", Milan Kundera -- "The Swimmer", John Cheever -- "The Dead", James Joyce -- "A Hunger Artist", Franz Kafka -- "How I Met My Husband", Alice Munro -- "Kew Gardens", Virginia Woolf This one-stop guide also provides easy access to works through the title index.

Great Writers Student Library Commonwealth literature

Other Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun ( juvenile ) . 1969 . Reading List : An
Inward Sun : The Novels of Frame , 1971 , and Frame , 1977 , both by J . A .
Downie ; “ Preludes and Parables " by H . Winston Rhodes , in Landfall 102 ,
1973 .

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Janet Frame

1958 ; New York ( Braziller ) 1960 ; London ( W . H . Allen ) 1961 ; Melbourne (
Sun Books ) 1967 , rpt . 1971 , 1973 . Faces in the Water ... Mona Minim and the
Smell of the Sun - New York ( Braziller ) 1969 . Intensive Care – New York ...

Author: Margaret Dalziel

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ISBN: UOM:39015019354896

Category: Authors, New Zealand

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"Janet Frame's first book, a collection of short stories called The Lagoon, was published in 1951 and won the Hubert Church Memorial Aaward for literature. In 1979 appeared her tenth novel, Living in the Maniototo. The novels, short stories and verse published between these years record the intense, idiosyncratic and visionary perceptions of the most brilliant writer New Zealand has produced. Reflecting the harshness and horror of experience, yet illustrated by wit, humour, and a masterful style, they have attracted world-wide attention ..."--Back cover.

Among Worlds

... The Rainbirds (1966); Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun (1969); Intensive
Care (1970); Daughter Buffalo (1973). V. Dupont, “Janet Frame and the
Psychological Novel,” in Commonwealth, ed. Anna Rutherford (Aarhus: n.p., n.d.)
, 168-76; ...

Author: William H. New

Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Press Porcepic

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036328040

Category: Commonwealth fiction (English)

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Books for Kansas Schools

Mona Minim and the yet brightly illustrated in a combination of Smell of the Sun. Il
. by Robin Jacques . collage and watercolors . Braziller , 1969. $ 4.95 . ( 2-5 )
This book could be used to show how the GRAFTON , ANN . I , Roger Ellis ,
Know ...

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Contemporary Novelists

PUBLICATIONS Novels Critical Studies : An Inward Sun : The Novels of Janet
Frame , Wellington , New Zealand University Press , 1971 , and Janet Frame ,
Boston , Twayne , 1977 ... Other Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun ( for
children ) .

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Reference Guide to Short Fiction

1968 ; as Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room , 1969 . Intensive Care . 1970 .
Daughter Buffalo . 1972 . Living in the Maniototo . 1979 . The Carpathians . 1988
. Poetry The Pocket Mirror , 1967 . Other Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun ...

Author: Thomas Riggs

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: PSU:000043995066

Category: Literary Criticism

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Reference Guide to Short Fiction provides study and commentary on the most instrumental writers of short fiction through the 20th century. International in scope, this single scholarly volume includes 779 entries on 377 authors and 402 short stories.