Fiction, or The Language of Our Discontent
A Study of the Built-in Novelist in Novels by Angus Wilson, Lawrence Durrell, and Doris LessingBook - 1985
This study concentrates on metafictional novels by Angus Wilson, Lawrence Durrell and Doris Lessing. The various methods and degrees of the built-in novelists' attempts to transform autobiographical experience into fiction are surveyed and followed by a discussion of the validity of mimetic presuppositions about fiction. The alternatives to realism are then discussed against the background of recent narratological theories.