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The metafictional muse the works of Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, and William H. Gass by Larry McCaffery

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh, Pa .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Coover, Robert -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Barthelme, Donald -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Gass, William H., 1924- -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Experimental fiction, American -- History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLarry McCaffery.
SeriesCritical essays in modern literature
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS379 .M33 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 300 p. ;
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3482475M
ISBN 100822934620
LC Control Number82001872

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it : LindaHutcheon. In stage plays – particularly comic ones – it is relatively normal to use the metafictional device of an actor speaking directly to the audience (or breaking down the “invisible fourth wall”). The actor making the aside is deliberately acknowledging the fact that the story being told . Get this from a library! The metafictional muse: the works of Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, and William H. Gass. [Larry McCaffery].   Cervantes' Don Quixote, published in the 17th century, is a metafictional novel and so is James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner published in