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- n. A form of intertextual discourse in which one text makes critical commentary on another.
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.
His fiction incorporated time travel, metatextuality and ironic twists of fate.
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.
Someone beat me to metatextuality (“Cup o’ Joe” counts as a comic character, right?), so then we go for spectacle:
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.