Frank McConnell


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in Louisville, Kentucky, The United States
May 20, 1942

Died
January 17, 1999

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Francis DeMay McConnell, known as Frank McConnell, (1942-1999) lived at Santa Barbara, California and was a professor of English at the University of California. He had been awarded his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and earned his doctorate at Yale. He had then taught at Cormell University and at Northwestern University. He was twice married, and had two children and a stepson.

He published many books on film and literary criticism, as well as the four detective novels described below, and numerous magazine articles. For years he was media correspondent for the lay Catholic journal, Commonweal. He served several times on the Pulitzer Prize fiction jury. He was known for his robustious wit, and was a highly
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Murder Among Friends

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Liar's Poker: A Harry Garni...

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The Frog King

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The Science of Fiction and ...

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Blood Lake

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The Time Machine/The War of...

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Storytelling and Myth Makin...

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The Bible and the Narrative...

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Murder Among Friends

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The Spoken Seen: Film & The...

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“Fear begets fiction and fiction gives a shape to fear”
Frank McConnell

“The unenlightened call him “Frankenstein,” confusing him with his creator. The less-unenlightened call him “the monster,” confusing him with his popular reception by the villagers and the local constabulary. But none of us knows, really, what to call him: knows, as it were, what name he would choose for himself, if he were given the choice.”
Frank McConnell