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Five Books on Metafiction

12th October 2023

From Austen to Calvino; essential works of fiction about fiction. Generally one of the more challenging concepts in contemporary literary theory, metafiction is defined by the Oxford English dictionary as “fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions.” It is, at ...