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Foes, ghosts, and faces in the water: self-reflexivity in postwar fiction

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This thesis examines the nature and value of metafictional practices in the careers of postwar novelists. Discussions of metafiction have been central to accounts of postwar literature. Where debates in the 1980s and 1990s about metafiction tended to make claims about its distinctive political and theoretical power, recent work in the study of institutions has folded metafiction into the routine operation of the literary field, and attacked previous claims to distinctive value. In this the...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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Dean, A
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2018-07-12

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