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Five Fictional Books Inside of Real Books

Writers are book-lovers. It’s not surprising that the plots they devise often have to do with reading, storytelling, or the creation of works of literature. Sometimes, writers just namecheck fictional titles in passing. Other times, they describe their made-up books in loving detail, or include whole chapters. These nonexistent texts expand the scope of the “real” work and disrupt its form, providing opportunities for satire, playfulness, and contradiction. Made-up books can feel just as vital as the books that enclose them. Which story is the real story?

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Series: Five Books About…

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