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Thirty-Three Cecils by Everett De Morier

My rating:  4 dog-eared journals

Publisher: Blydyn Square Books

Received from: Author

Available on Amazon: Thirty-three Cecils

Thirty-three Cecils is one book that should absolutely not be judged by its cover. 983 more words


Woman Squared

Once upon a time there was a girl. No wait … there was a woman. This woman lived in a cabin … make that a cottage.  533 more words

A Sublime Sleight of Hand (or Why I Love The Comforters)

UNKNOWN WRITER: It is almost sixty years since the publication of Muriel Spark’s debut novel The Comforters (1957) and for me, it remains one of the finest metafictional novels of all time – all because of one simple, almost casual, feat of literary genius. 564 more words

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Animal Man and the Legacy of Metafiction within Graphic Literature - Part I

A Different Species

‘Sometimes you wonder, in an interconnected universe, who’s dreaming who?’ Grant Morrison

British writer, Grant Morrison was born in 1960 to a working class family from Glasgow where his father had become a political activist. 1,942 more words


Animal Man and the Legacy of Metafiction within Graphic Literature - Introduction

A Story within a Story

‘Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.’ Robert W. Chambers

To help understand the complexities of metafiction it is important to explore its origins and highlight how it has been used to inform literature and theoretical studies. 1,302 more words


Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas (tr. Jonathan Dunne)

Taking advantage of the extension of Spanish Lit Month into August, I turned to Bartleby & Co., a clever and engaging piece of metafiction from esteemed Spanish author Enrique Vila-Matas. 1,204 more words

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Their Story

Let’s open with the familiar.  Once upon a time perhaps, it does have a certain charm.

Once upon a time, Eric Alan Stanton, and his lovely wife, Heather Sanders Stanton, bought a house.  6,270 more words

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