The disnarration in He Knew He Was Right, however, takes the revelation of narrative mechanics one step further: it emphasizes the text's constructedness and fictionality
in such a way that it frustrates the reader's attempts at an untroubled identification with the fictional world, and especially with its problematic protagonists.
47 The text we are looking for must also be a fictional text, and a text that insists on its fictionality
--not on the meaning or significance or function or operation or feeling of its fictionality
, but on its fictionality
Compson's critique of the fictionality
of race begins with the already interracial Charles Etienne (whom the "one-drop rule" fictively classifies as black) and skips the deeper-level fictionality
of his white-looking body being interracialized with no substantial evidence.
There's one thing when a story is credible - has an element of plausibility - but it's something else when it flies into the realms of fictionality
of which even JK Rowling would be proud.
Far from claiming that his narrative is a truthful account of the life of Swede, his boyhood ideal, Zuckerman humbly accepts and foregrounds the fictionality
of his narrative, often questioning in the process the notion of realism in general and the conventions of literary realism in particular.
Though Shahin suggests that what matters in Season is not the protagonist but the historical context he signifies (148), he recognizes that Mustafa Said has a historical significance, which ironically lies in his very fictionality
(41) and in the fact that he is motivated by the force of history without necessarily being a representative of that history (154).
That said, according to Hogle, all Gothics worthy of the title share a preoccupation with antiquated spaces and liminal entities and foreground their own fictionality
The use of rhetorical devices itself would not have been taken as a sign of fictionality
or the imagined by contemporary readers.
What Cavitch shows is that it is also the stuff of poetic interest, or of interest in Whitman's peculiar poetics, since in Gilchrist Whitman "found a reader willing and able to take seriously his ambivalent offers to rescind the fictionality
He directs the "basic theoretical concepts of the possible-worlds semantics of fictionality
toward a particularly fascinating creation of twentieth-century fiction making: the modern myth" (185).
of each third of the triptych is impacted by the other thirds in succession.
But Cervantes' three authorial hands, a bizarre collaboration, call attention to Don Quixote's fictionality
(as do other of Cervantes' narrative devices).
A lot of poets--I think of Stevens, Duncan, Susan Howe, others--promote the inherent fictionality
of the word/world.
Yet this moment of ecstatic recollection as resurrection and reunion with the beloved child is also the moment of truth, in which he comes to realize the fictionality
of this encounter: "I hear all your songs, Yossi.
These features cover a very wide range (ambivalence, open-endedness, irony, narrator's functions, fictionality
, perspectivism, poetological reflectiveness), some of which are considered from time to time.