Louis Stone’s ‘Jonah’ : A Cinematic Novel


Green identifies Stone’s narrative gift in his ability to construct character through action, connecting this effect to the narrative devices of motion pictures. The limitations of the novel, Green argues, would be assisted by adaptation to film, enabling the visual medium to convey the many meanings Stone suggested in the actions of his characters and the movements of the surrounding city.

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Published 1 June 1965 in Volume 2 No. 1. Subjects: Characterisation, Cultural & national identity, Fathers & sons, Irony, Larrikins, Literary adaptations, Narrative structure, Physical disabilities, Plot, Social Realism, Social groups, Speech & pronunciation, Use of language.

Cite as: Green, Dorothy. ‘Louis Stone’s ‘Jonah’ : A Cinematic Novel.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, 1965. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.b68d1b7725.