"Without wishing to deny that Frame’s western encounters are significant (be they Buddhist-inspired or not), the fact remains that while Plato, Heidegger and other western sources are constantly quoted – for example, in the latest volume of articles on Frame4 – it is nowhere acknowledged that Asia may also have played a great role in the shaping of her poetics – which it did. Hence, again, the relevance of a Buddhist approach to Frame, especially within a postcolonial context, which was also the author’s own. " Gabrielle 2013, 331
While an interesting approach, the article tends to feel, similar to postcolonialism, somewhat forced upon its example texts: "Frame advocates no less than the “end [of] the analyzing intellect”, a process which, in Buddhism, is known as “The Great Death” of the ego (Benton 43)." Gabrielle 2013, 332 As well as presupposing postcolonial contexts, Gabrielle's argument suggests that two similar streams of thought can exist seperate of the other
Here, Gabrielle presupposes a postcolonial context of Frame, which completely underlies her approach to Frame's texts. Even if the approach is not postcolonial (concerning instead Buddhism) its assumed relevence idctates this approach to begin with.