Intrusive narrations: Metafictional reconceptualizations of narrative voice
Marley, Jason R.
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"Intrusive Narrations: Metafictional Reconceptualizations of Narrative Voice" explores narrative intrusions in Vladimir Nabokov's Transparent Things and Alain Robbe-Grillet's Project for a Revolution in New York . The first section concerns the explication of intrusive narrative presences in Robbe-Grillet's Project for a Revolution in New York . By examining these metafictional intrusions, I highlight the ways in which Project for a Revolution in New York 's confrontation of fictional language problematizes narratorial boundaries. Accordingly, section two explores the composition of the narrative body in Nabokov's Transparent Things . In exposing the ways that Transparent Things 's narrators engage in an increasingly complex metafictional dialogue, I theorize the methods in which Nabokov's novel punctures the textual boundary between narrator and narratee. Thus, the primary goal of this project is to demonstrate the ways that these texts' re-conceptualizations of the narrative voice establish a significant re-envisioning of the potential interaction between narrator, author, and reader.