Thursday, March 31, 2011

'A guided tour'

Due out from Auckland University Press in May 2011.

The Frame Function: An Inside-Out Guide to the Novels of Janet Frame


"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.

1 comment:

Hanna said...

I took Jan's postgraduate course 'Interpreting Janet Frame' at Auckland last year while she was writing this book. She shared her chapter on Intensive Care with the class while we were studying this novel and I found it to be some of the best work I have read on Frame so far. Her predecessors should defintley consult this guide haha (*cough* Evans *cough*)