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A fictional text does not hide its fictiveness, indeed it celebrates it, and novel writing is thus a highly individualistic process.
She is a performance artist, and the fictiveness of her femininity like Evelyn/Eve and Tristessa reflects the idea that gender is an effect of corporeal performative significations.
We get the last laugh if we can harness hysteria and science fiction, which go hand in hand, for their potential energy, for their politics of transition, and for their frenetic fictiveness.
Because the attention it draws to its own fictiveness disrupts the authority of the illusion, the self-reflexive work of art might allow the reader to see "inwardness from the outside" (11) without the accompaniment of any comfortable affective response (such as catharsis) that might induce "the irresponsibility that charms as a lightness and grace" (12).
We do not read literary works for their factuality, she explains (apparently to the non-scholarly reader), but for the ways they can reveal social, cultural, or political thought despite their artful fictiveness.
Wittig considers the practice of sex/gender detrimental to women in discourse, and uses the fictiveness of sex/gender to handle.
Yet, as we wonder if someone "actually" was murdered, we lose ourselves in the fictiveness of the poetic artifice while, at the same time, we remove ourselves as listeners to a one-way conversation to a present or absent God.
As a nation of readers, Brigid Brophy characterised the British as ill-at-ease and bashful about the fictiveness of their fictions, equating stories with daydreaming and daydreaming with masturbation, and believing both to be bad for the eyesight.
At other times, however, it is not possible to determine the racial identity of characters and the film's use of lighting exposes the fictiveness or ambiguity of racial identity.
Yet, that fictiveness simultaneously secures the naturalness of the sui generis non-transexual's place in modernity's story of progress.
Tolstoy wants to have the story both "spoken and unspoken" (73), an outcome that mirrors the text's subversion of its own fictiveness by its author's declaration of his fidelity to the Truth at the story's conclusion.
As she surely knew, such a case could never exist, and to parse it too closely, as the previous paragraph does, violates the story's fictiveness.