Due out from Auckland University Press in May 2011.
The Frame Function: An Inside-Out Guide to the Novels of Janet Frame
By JAN CRONIN
"From Owls do Cry to The Carpathians, the novels of Janet Frame have challenged our understanding of what fiction does. In The Frame Function, Jan Cronin traces the operation of a prescriptive authorial presence within the novels to offer an engaging ‘inside-out’ guide to a great writer’s work. In crafting a portrait of Frame’s compositional processes, Cronin provides new insights into the underlying relationship between prescriptiveness and elusiveness in Frame’s work."
ISBN 978 1 86940 486 4, 228 x 152mm, paperback, 232p, NZ $49.99
Jan Cronin will be appearing at the Auckland Writers Festival in May 2011.