J. M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Narrative Transgression: A Reconsideration of Metalepsis By Alexandra Effe
English | PDF | 2017 | 183 Pages | ISBN : 3319601008 | 1.48 MB
This book is about the metanarrative and metafictional elements of J. M. Coetzee’s novels. It draws together authorship, readership, ethics, and formal analysis into one overarching argument about how narratives work the boundary between art and life. On the basis of Coetzee’s writing, it reconsiders the concept of metalepsis, challenges common understandings of self-reflexive discourse, and invites us to rethink our practice as critics and readers.