Janet Frame in Focus: Women Analyze the Works of the New Zealand Writer

Janet Frame in Focus: Women Analyze the Works of the New Zealand Writer

by Josephine A. McQuail (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476669731
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/25/2018
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Josephine A. McQuail, a professor of English at Tennessee Technological University, is active in the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the Tennessee Education Association (TEA). She lives in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword (Patricia Moran) 1

Introduction (Josephine A. McQuail) 7

Part One. Autobiography

Janet Frame’s New Zealand Autobiography: A Postcolonial

    Odyssey (Suzette A. Henke) 14

A Soldier’s Daughter: The Autobiographies and Autobiographical Fiction of Janet Frame and Doris Lessing (Cyrena Mazlin) 39

Deriding the I: Tales of Darkness and Laughter in An Angel at My Table (Aurelia Mouzet) 62

Part Two. Short Stories

Strategies of Avoidance in The Lagoon and Other Stories (Claire Bazin) 84

Lagoonization: The Aesthetics of Insularity and Porosity in The Lagoon and Other Stories (Jennifer Boum Make) 95

Part Three. Novels

Faces in the Water: “The Feast of Fools” or the Rewriting of the Carnivalesque as Serving Thanatos (Marion Clavier) 110

Men Without Women: Daughter Buffalo and Female Victimization (Josephine A. McQuail) 127

Distanciation or the Poetry of Loneliness in Towards Another Summer (Manon-Lili Morand) 144

Illumination and the Silver Palm: The Pattern of Three and the Quest for Identity in The Edge of the Alphabet (Jennifer Rideout) 158

Janet Frame’s New Gothic: Language in A State of Siege (Josephine A. McQuail) 171

About the Contributors 187

Janet Frame: A Bibliography 189

Index 197

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