Russian Postmodernist Metafiction

Russian Postmodernist Metafiction

Nina Kolesnikof


some of the most awesome homes of Russian postmodernist fiction is its reliance on metafictional units which foreground elements of the writing, analyzing or constitution, and draw awareness to the developed nature of fiction writing. a few universal metafictional innovations contain overt observation at the strategy of writing, the presence of an glaring narrator, dehumanization of personality, overall breakdown of temporal and spatial association and the undermining of particular literary conventions. This e-book examines the main consultant postmodernist texts and addresses the subsequent questions: How common is using metafiction in modern Russian literature? What are its such a lot suggested varieties? what's the functionality of metafictional units? How leading edge are Russian postmodernist writers of their use of metafictional thoughts? This research finds the original contribution of postmodernist writers to the improvement of Russian literature via their systematic use of metafiction and their daring experimentation with new metafictional units on all of the valuable degrees of the textual content, together with narration, plot, characterization, surroundings and language.

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