Metafiction Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Sherwood Anderson
“Death in the Woods” (short story) 1933

John Barth
The Floating Opera (novel) 1956
The Sot-Weed Factor (novel) 1960
Giles Goat-Boy (novel) 1966
Lost in the Funhouse (short stories) 1968
Chimera (novel) 1972

Donald Barthelme
City Life (short stories) 1970

Samuel Beckett
Malone muert [Malone Dies] (novel) 1951
Molloy [Molloy] (novel) 1951
L'Innommable [The Unnamable] (novel) 1953

Jorge Luis Borges
Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (short stories) 1962

Italo Calvino
Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore [If on a Winter's Night a Traveler] (novel) 1979

Camilo José Cela
La Familia de Pascual Duarte [The Family of Pascual Duarte] (novel) 1942
La colmena [The Hive] (novel) 1951
Mazurca para dos muertos (novel) 1983

Miguel de Cervantes
El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha [Don Quixote of the Mancha] (novel) 1605

Aidan Chambers
Breaktime (novel) 1978

Robert Coover
Pricksongs and Descants (novel) 1969
The Public Burning (novel) 1977

Alvaro Cunqueiro
Un hombre que se parecía a Orestes (novel) 1969

William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury (novel) 1929
Absalom, Absalom! (novel) 1936

Henry Fielding
Joseph Andrews (novel) 1742
Tom Jones (novel) 1749

John Fowles
The French Lieutenant's Woman (novel) 1969

Benito Perez Galdós
“La novela en el tranvía” [“The Streetcar Novel”] (short story) 1871
La incógnita (novel) 1889
Realidad: Novela en cinco jornadas (novel) 1890

William H. Gass
Omensetter's Luck (novel) 1966
Fiction and the Figures of Life (essays) 1970
The World Within the Word (essays) 1978

André Gide
Les Faux-Monnayeurs [The Counterfeiters] (novel) 1926

Luis Goytisolo
Recuento (novel) 1973
Juan sin tierra [Juan the Landless] (novel) 1975

Peter Handke
Wunschloses Unglück [A Sorrow beyond Dreams] (novella) 1972

B. S. Johnson
Travelling People (novel) 1963
Albert Angelo (novel) 1964

James Joyce
Ulysses (novel) 1922

Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebook (novel) 1962

Malcolm Lowry
Under the Volcano (novel) 1947
Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid (novel) 1968
“Ghostkeeper” (short story) 1973

George MacDonald
Phantastes (novel) 1858

Alice Munro
Who Do You Think You Are? (short stories) 1978; also published as The Beggar Maid, 1979
The Moons of Jupiter (short stories) 1982

Vladimir Nabokov
Pale Fire (novel) 1962

Thomas Pynchon
The Crying of Lot 49 (novel) 1966

Francisco de Quevedo
Historia de la vida del Buscón (novel) 1626

Laurence Sterne
Tristram Shandy (novel) 1760

Gonzalo Torrente Ballester
Don Juan (novel) 1963
Fragmentos de apocalipsis (novel) 1977

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Slaughterhouse-Five (novel) 1969

Gordon Weaver
“The Parts of Speech” (short story) 1984