- fiction that discusses, describes, or analyzes a work of fiction or the conventions of fiction.
Origin of metafiction
First recorded in 1975–80
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Examples from the Web for metafiction
The novel might be a metafiction in the style of John Barth, who has also in his eighties been influenced by cognitive science.The Brain Man: What is E. L. Doctorow Up to?
January 13, 2014