Beyond Metafiction: A Reading List of Labyrinthine Realities

The story within a story. It’s a common enough trope—from The Arabian Nights to Hamlet to the postmodern canon, we’re familiar with books that nest realities inside one another. Moving from the main narrative to the nested narrative can reveal interesting echoes, parallels, and reflections, and can offer thematic insight into the book as a […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Obama shares his June reading list, but don't expect any beach reads

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Beyond Beaches and Cocktails: A Reading List of the Caribbean

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A New Way of Being on the Page: A Reading List of Very Short Fictions

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