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"The Enormous Burden upon the I to Tell All": Metafiction as Unveiling in Janet Frame's 'Living in the Maniototo

Abstract : Janet Frame's 1979 novel 'Living in the Maniototo', which features an artist not unlike Frame herself as its main character, raises questions about the representation of the self in a work of fiction and the relationship between metafiction and autobiography. What does it mean for an artist to say 'I'? Does speaking in the first person require one to be truthful?
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Alice Braun. "The Enormous Burden upon the I to Tell All": Metafiction as Unveiling in Janet Frame's 'Living in the Maniototo. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Société d'étude des pays du Commonwealth, 2012, 35 (1), pp.45--53. ⟨hal-01640025⟩

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