Like Nate, the novel is literarily self-conscious, but Nate often reads to show off.
It must have become evident from this incomplete review that Iowa is literarily, to say the least, no longer inarticulate.
Our drama is literally and literarily a farce, and no drama that any one expects to live has been written for more than a century.
1640s, "pertaining to alphabet letters," from French littéraire, from Latin literarius/litterarius "belonging to letters or learning," from littera/litera "letter" (see letter (n.1)). Meaning "pertaining to literature" is attested from 1737.