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metafiction

metafiction  

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Literature
A kind of fiction that openly draws attention to its own fictional status. Sterne's Tristram Shandy is the classic English example. Postmodernist novelists and storytellers tales often resort to ...
Mise en abyme

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
Subject:
Literature
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Term from heraldry, meaning the reduced reproduction of an image within itself. It was popularized by Gide to refer to

self-reflexive

self-reflexive  

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A term applied to literary works that openly reflect upon their own processes of artful composition. Such self‐referentiality is frequently found in modern works of fiction that repeatedly refer to ...

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