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Literary Stalker: Model Villages, Metacrime & Möbius Strips

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


Mary B, by Katherine J. Chen

Some readers are going to hate Katherine J. Chen’s Mary B: An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice. Its premise isn’t unusual. It is a retelling of the classic novel,  402 more words


10:04 by Ben Lerner

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


Revealed: how an Anglo-Russian auror preserved the wizarding community from exposure in 1980

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


On Metafiction and Formative Collaboration in Satoshi Kon’s OPUS

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


Shocking True Story, by Gregg Olsen / *** ½

There’s something inherently fun about the idea of a true crime author like Gregg Olsen writing a fictional novel about a true crime author whose personal life becomes tangled up in the true crime case he’s researching. 427 more words

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