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Definitions

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  • n. A form of intertextual discourse in which one text makes critical commentary on another.

Etymologies

meta- +‎ textuality (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's ostensibly a horror story, but the multiple narrations and typographical tricks - including one chapter that cuts down through the middle of the book - make it as much a comment on metatextuality as a novel.

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  • His fiction incorporated time travel, metatextuality and ironic twists of fate.

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  • Your Maid from Mexico, In English and Spanish - filigree the novel with Borgesian metatextuality, accreting a complexity of author and subject, ipseity and frame of reference.

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  • Someone beat me to metatextuality (“Cup o’ Joe” counts as a comic character, right?), so then we go for spectacle:

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  • And metatextuality is a short-term gag; I don’t know that an entire series could be written with the characters commenting on the machinations of the writers of their series.

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