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The Silkworms

Janet Frame

‘Nothing has changed, Edgar said. What new event is written into their history? None. Where is their future? Nowhere. Are they against or for progress? It was dark when Edgar took the box outside down to the rubbish heap and sprinkled the dead moths upon the ashes of the diseased pawpaw.’ Janet Frame on an unsettling natural process.

Janet Frame

Janet Frame (1924 - 2004) was a novelist, poet, essayist and short-story writer. Her autobiography inspired Jane Campion's acclaimed film An Angel at My Table. She was an honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1983 she was awarded a CBE.

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