Larry McCaffery

Larry McCaffery

Larry McCaffery is emeritus professor of English and comparative literature at San Diego State University.

The Metafictional Muse

The Works of Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, and William H. Cass

McCaffery interprets the works of three major writers of radically experimental fiction: Robert Coover; Donald Barthelme; and Willam H. Gass. The term “metafiction” here refers to a strain in American writing where the self-concious approach to the art of fiction-making is a commentary on the nature of meaning itself.