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Fabulation and metafiction

Author: Robert Scholes
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1979.
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Scholes, Robert E.
Fabulation and metafiction.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1979
(OCoLC)644592233
Named Person: Donald Barthelme; John Barth; Kurt Vonnegut; Iris Murdoch; John Fowles; Andy Warhol; W S Merwin; John Hawkes; Bernard Malamud; Gabriel García Márquez; Thomas Pynchon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Scholes
ISBN: 0252007042 9780252007040 0252007611 9780252007613
OCLC Number: 4495909
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: [1.] Fabulation and reality: Fact, fiction, and fallibilism --
The reality of Borges --
[2.] The nature of romance: What good is pure romance? --
The orgastic pattern of fiction --
Lawrence Durrell and the return to Alexandria --
John Fowles as romancer --
[3.] Modern allegory: A fable and its gloss --
Iris Murdoch's Unicorn --
John Barth's Goat-boy --
[4.] Metafiction: The nature of experimental fiction --
The range of metafiction: Barth, Barthelme, Coover, Gass --
The limits of metafiction: Warhol, Mosley, Sarraute, Brodeur, Merwin, Charyn, Dylan, Federman --
[5.] Comedy and grotesquerie: The comedy of extremity --
The making of a comedian --
Vonnegut's Cat's cradle and Mother night --
Black humor in Hawkes and Southern --
John Hawkes's theory of fiction --
The lime twig --
A portrait of the artist as "escape goat": Malamud's Fidelman --
Ishmael's black art --
Epilogue: History as fabulation: Malamud and Vonnegut --
Fabulation as history: Barth, García-Marquez, Fowles, Pynchon, Coover --
Imagination dead imagine: reflections on self-reflexive.
Responsibility: Robert Scholes.

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