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Playing The Reader: The Homoerotics Of Self Reflexive Fiction Michael Hardin

Playing The Reader: The Homoerotics Of Self Reflexive Fiction

Michael Hardin

Published February 4th 2000
ISBN : 9780820444086
Hardcover
157 pages
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Metafictional texts frequently construct both their narrators and readers as male. The relationship between the narrator and reader within the novel is often dismissed, but in many cases it is the most intimate relationship in the novel. Drawing fromMoreMetafictional texts frequently construct both their narrators and readers as male. The relationship between the narrator and reader within the novel is often dismissed, but in many cases it is the most intimate relationship in the novel. Drawing from such disparate frameworks as queer theory, reader theory, and game theory, this work argues that within specific metafictional novels, a strong homoerotic metanarrative exists despite the heterosexual relationships at the narrative level. The texts that this work addresses are Laurence Sternes Tristram Shandy, Henry Millers Tropic of Cancer, Julio Cortazars Hopscotch, Milorad Pavics Dictionary of the Khazars and Landscape Painted with Tea, and Carlos Fuentes Christopher Unborn.