Questions tagged [metafiction]

Questions about metafiction, a type of fiction that self-consciously draws attention to its status as an artefact. Metafiction became prominent in the 1960s but there are earlier examples, such as Laurence Sterne's novel 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman' (1759).

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In what way is The Lord of the Rings metafiction?

As a student, I read metafictional novels such as Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino. When I checked the Wikipedia article Metafiction, I found, much ...