Books in brief

By Philip Matthews In Uncategorized

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27th August, 2005
REFRAMING: Random House's Janet Frame re-issue project - launched last year with a new version of 1951's The Lagoon and Other Stories - continues with, this month, The Carpathians (Vintage, $29.95), and, next month, a repackaging in one volume of Faces in the Water and The Edge of the Alphabet (Vintage, $34.95). The Carpathians, Frame's last novel, was published in 1988; a tricky, postmodern novel, it got mixed reviews here. "There was considerable readerly puzzlement", as Lawrence Jones puts it in his introduction. "Perhaps in the present literary context ...

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