In this fourteen-minute film, I visit the model village at Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds and use it to talk about the metafictional elements in Literary Stalker… 211 more words
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Ben Lerner’s novel is on the boundary between amazingly smart and irritatingly smart-ass, and it’s sometimes both at the same time.
This fits this meta-novel admirably because – as the narrator also claims – 10:04 plays with the boundaries of reality and fiction not in the usual postmodern way – rather, it shimmers between reality and fiction, and sometimes it feels as if it were simultaneously both. 586 more words
The declassifying of some Ministry of Magic files in recent weeks has led to astonishing news: in 1980, the magical community was on the verge of being exposed to the Muggle world at large after the theft of a document in possession of the French thinker Roland Barthes, revealing the existence of the “seventh fuction of language”, i.e. 558 more words
Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Satoshi Kon’s OPUS.
Metafiction is always the acknowledgement of artistic artifice. It is ultimately self-reflexive and aware of its own mediality, its creation in and continued existence through some medium or coherent, disparate mediums plural. 3,102 more words