Eating the Lonesome

Lynch, Daniel (2016) Eating the Lonesome. [Textual Work]

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From Kurt Vonnegut to Stephen King, many novelists use metanarrative techniques to insert fictional versions of themselves in the stories they tell. The function of deploying such techniques is often to draw attention to the liminal space between the fictional constructs inherent in the novel as a form, and the real world from which the constructs draw inspiration, and indeed, are read by an audience. For emerging writers working in short form narratives, however, the structural demands of the short story or flash fiction make the use of similar techniques problematic in the level of depth to which they can be deployed.

‘Eating The Lonesome’ is the sixth in a series of short stories that work to overcome the structural limitations of a succinct form by developing a fractured fictional version of the author over a number of pieces and published across a range of sites. The accumulative affect is a richer metanarrative textual arrangement that also allows for the individual short stories to function independently.

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ID Code: 94343
Item Type: Creative Work (Textual Work)
Refereed: No
Published Source: The Harpoon Review, Issue 16
Keywords: Creative Writing, Short Story
Divisions: Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Daniel Lynch
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2016 02:17
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 21:16

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