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Metafiction Patricia Waugh (Durham University, UK)

Metafiction par Patricia Waugh (Durham University, UK)

Metafiction Patricia Waugh (Durham University, UK)


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Metafication focuses on the state of contemporary fiction in Britain and America and explores the political, social and economic factors which have an effet on the critical judgement of fiction.

Metafiction Résumé

Metafiction: The Theory and Practice of Self-Conscious Fiction Patricia Waugh (Durham University, UK)

Metafiction begins by surveying the state of contemporary fiction in Britain and America and explores the complex political, social and economic factors which influence critical judgment of fiction. The author shows how, as the novel has been eclipsed by the mass media, novelists have sought to retain and regain a wide readership by drawing on the themes and preoccupations of these forms. Making use of contemporary fiction by such writers as Fowles, Borges, Spark, Barthelme, Brautigan, Vonnegut and Barth, and drawing on Russian Formalist theories of literary evolution, the book argues that metafiction uses parody along with popular genres and non-literary forms as a way not only of exposing the inadequate and obsolescent conventions of the classic novel, but of stuggesting the lines along which fiction might develop in the future.

Sommaire

General editor's preface. Acknowledgements. 1. What is metafiction and why are they saying such awful things about it? 2. Literary self-consciousness: developments 3. Literary evolution: the place of parody 4. Are novelists liars? The ontological status of literary-fictional discourse 5. Fictionality and context: from role-playing to language games Notes. Bibliography. Further reading.

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GOR001308423
9780415030069
0415030064
Metafiction: The Theory and Practice of Self-Conscious Fiction Patricia Waugh (Durham University, UK)
Occasion - Très bon état
Broché
Taylor & Francis Ltd
19841018
186
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