Introduction -- Chapter 1: The Frame Function: An Inside/Out Guide - The Adaptable Man -- Chapter 2: Birth of the Frame Function - Owls Do Cry & Faces in the Water -- Chapter 3: Frame's Reader/Reading Frame(s) - A State of Siege & The Rainbirds -- Chapter 4: "Nameless Sorts of Books"? - Scented Gardens for the Blind & Daughter Buffalo -- Chapter 5: Self-sufficient Systems? - The Edge of the Alphabet -- Chapter 6: Intentional fallacies? - Intensive Care -- Chapter 7: Who's Afraid of Janet Frame? - "Difficulty" in The Carpathians -- Chapter 8: The final Frame - Living in the Maniototo & Towards Another Summer -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Dr Jan Cronin is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at The University of Auckland. She has a PhD on Janet Frame's novels, has published articles on Frame and co-edited the collection of essays, Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame (Rodopi, 2009). Cronin has done extensive research in Frame archives in the US and Australia.
"[D]emonstrates a piercing intelligence of great sophistication and maturity." --Professor Patrick Evans, Canterbury University