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What is metafiction?
Metafiction and the novel tradition
Why are they saying such awful things about it?
Metafiction and the contemporary avant-garde
The mirror up to art: metafiction and its varieties
Literary self-consciousness: developments
The analysis of frames: metafiction and frame-breaking
Play, games and metafiction
The linguistic universe: reality as construct
Literary evolution: the place of parody
The development of the novel
The method of parody: creation plus critique
The use of popular forms in metafiction
‘Truth’ and ‘Fiction’: is telling stories telling lies?
Reference, naming and the existence of characters
‘Falsity’ and ‘non-predication’ theories
‘Alternative worlds’ theories
Act II: Curtain-up: script-writing
Act III: Some characters in search of an author
Contradiction
Paradox
Notes
Bibliography
Further Reading
Index
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Met a Fiction the Theory and Practice of Self Consciou s Fiction New Accents

Met a Fiction the Theory and Practice of Self Consciou s Fiction New Accents

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