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Janet Frame : Semiotics and Biosemiotics in Her Early Fiction.

Author: Paul Matthew St Pierre
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2011.
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In Janet Frame: Semiotics and Biosemiotics in Her Early Fiction, Paul Matthew St. Pierre exploits the linguistic discipline of semiotics and the neurobiological discipline of biosemiotics to propose an original and dynamic reading of the first fourworks of fiction by New Zealand writer Janet Frame (1924-2004): The Lagoon: Stories (1951), Owls Do Cry (1957), Faces in the Water (1961), and The Edge of the Alphabet  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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St. Pierre, Paul Matthew.
Janet Frame : Semiotics and Biosemiotics in Her Early Fiction.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., ©2011
Named Person: Janet Frame; Janet Frame
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Matthew St Pierre
ISBN: 9781611470512 161147051X
OCLC Number: 731646765
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents: JANET FRAME; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Writing the Body in the Body of Writing of Janet Frame; 1. Signs, Signatories, Semiotics in The Lagoon; 2. The Spatialization of Sound-Image Signs in Owls Do Cry; 3. A Biosemiotics of Facial Displays in Faces in the Water; 4. The Biosemiotic Self as Body in The Edge of the Alphabet; 5. Frame's Apprenticeship to Journeyman and Master Writer; Glossary; Notes; Works Cited; Index.

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In Janet Frame: Semiotics and Biosemiotics in Her Early Fiction, Paul Matthew St. Pierre exploits the linguistic discipline of semiotics and the neurobiological discipline of biosemiotics to propose an original and dynamic reading of the first fourworks of fiction by New Zealand writer Janet Frame (1924-2004): The Lagoon: Stories (1951), Owls Do Cry (1957), Faces in the Water (1961), and The Edge of the Alphabet (1962). Opposing the prevailing reading of Frame's early fiction as autobiographical, deriving from her medical history, he argues her books are singular evocations of her astonishing.

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