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16th Nov '17 7:41:18 PM GeorgeT-SLC
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* {{Literature/The Name Of The Rose}} has a very intricate framing device. The text is supposed to be an Italian translation by Creator/UmbertoEco of a French 19th century translation of a 17th century edition of an autobiographical account written in latin in the 14th century.

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* {{Literature/The Name Of The Rose}} has a very intricate framing device. The text is supposed to be an Italian translation by Creator/UmbertoEco of a French 19th century translation of a 17th century edition of an autobiographical account written in latin Latin in the 14th century.
5th Nov '17 2:46:49 PM BreadBull
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This notion has always existed in some fashion, but as an explicitly stated thought experiment, it originated with and is still most closely associated with ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' fandom. Some SpeculativeFiction series take this a step further, lifting a page from quantum mechanics and postulating that all works of fiction are reflections of various {{Alternate Universe}}s somewhere in a multidimensional meta-space-time. Often, this will be revealed during a trip by the characters to (or from) the "real" world.

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This notion has always existed in some fashion, but as an explicitly stated thought experiment, it originated with and is still most closely associated with ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' fandom. Some SpeculativeFiction series take this a step further, lifting a page from quantum mechanics and postulating that all works of fiction are reflections of various {{Alternate Universe}}s somewhere in a multidimensional meta-space-time. Often, this will be revealed during a trip by the characters [[UpTheRealRabbitHole to (or from) the "real" world.world]].
26th Sep '17 12:11:55 PM jtierney50
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* Averted, then inverted with ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' - mostly for laughs/horror. The season one finale involved a writer who could make characters come to life by describing them into a tape recorder, then disappear by burning the section of tape they're on. At the end of the episode, Creator/RodSerling came on to assure viewers that the story was unequivocally false, and that no such thing could happen: only for the author to protest and burn Serling's tape, implying that ''Serling'', the agent, was fake, but the story was real. Two seconds later, however, Serling returns to complete the episode with his usual closing narration.
27th Aug '17 12:57:40 PM 64SuperNintendo
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13th May '17 10:28:24 AM nombretomado
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* In his novels ''Tarzan Alive'' and ''Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life,'' Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer's claims that Edgar Rice Burroughs and Lester Dent were just the biographers of Literature/{{Tarzan}} and Franchise/DocSavage. He claims that their books were highly fictionalized and sensationalized and presents somewhat more mundane, but still sensational versions of the stories that correct various factual inaccuracies and continuity errors. For example, he explains that whenever Tarzan encountered a lion, a plains dwelling animal, in the jungle, it was actually a leopard and Burroughs exaggerated because lions were bigger and more dangerous looking. He also tries to explain away both characters' great strength and intelligence by claiming their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wold_Newton_family ancestors were irradiated by a meteor]], and that other relatives of Tarzan and Savage whose ancestors were exposed to that radiation include [[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy]], Literature/SherlockHolmes, Franchise/FuManchu, and Literature/BulldogDrummond. Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer is in a class of his own.

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* In his novels ''Tarzan Alive'' and ''Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life,'' Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer's claims that Edgar Rice Burroughs and Lester Dent were just the biographers of Literature/{{Tarzan}} and Franchise/DocSavage. He claims that their books were highly fictionalized and sensationalized and presents somewhat more mundane, but still sensational versions of the stories that correct various factual inaccuracies and continuity errors. For example, he explains that whenever Tarzan encountered a lion, a plains dwelling animal, in the jungle, it was actually a leopard and Burroughs exaggerated because lions were bigger and more dangerous looking. He also tries to explain away both characters' great strength and intelligence by claiming their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wold_Newton_family ancestors were irradiated by a meteor]], and that other relatives of Tarzan and Savage whose ancestors were exposed to that radiation include [[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy]], Literature/SherlockHolmes, Franchise/FuManchu, Literature/FuManchu, and Literature/BulldogDrummond. Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer is in a class of his own.
16th Apr '17 1:27:35 AM VVK
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* FramingDevice, when the story is set within a fictional reality in which somebody is telling a story (true or otherwise). This is a particularly common confusion. ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is not an example of Literary Agent Hypothesis because the stories are written as if they were written by an in-universe character called Watson. It's an example because some fans like to pretend that Creator/ArthurConanDoyle (the real life author) was merely Watson's agent.

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* FramingDevice, when the story is set within a fictional reality in which somebody is telling a story (true or otherwise). This is a particularly common confusion. ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is not an example of Literary Agent Hypothesis because the stories are written as if they were written by an in-universe character called Watson. It's an example because some fans like to pretend that Creator/ArthurConanDoyle (the real life author) was merely Watson's agent.
otherwise).
16th Apr '17 1:23:57 AM VVK
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* FramingDevice, when the story is set within a fictional reality in which somebody is telling a story (true or otherwise). This is a particularly common confusion. Literature/SherlockHolmes is not an example of Literary Agent Hypothesis because the stories are written as if they were written by an in-universe character called Watson. It's an example because some fans like to pretend that Creator/ArthurConanDoyle (the real life author) was merely Watson's agent.

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* FramingDevice, when the story is set within a fictional reality in which somebody is telling a story (true or otherwise). This is a particularly common confusion. Literature/SherlockHolmes ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is not an example of Literary Agent Hypothesis because the stories are written as if they were written by an in-universe character called Watson. It's an example because some fans like to pretend that Creator/ArthurConanDoyle (the real life author) was merely Watson's agent.
16th Apr '17 1:22:24 AM VVK
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* FramingDevice, when the story is set within a fictional reality in which somebody is telling a story (true or otherwise).

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* FramingDevice, when the story is set within a fictional reality in which somebody is telling a story (true or otherwise).
otherwise). This is a particularly common confusion. Literature/SherlockHolmes is not an example of Literary Agent Hypothesis because the stories are written as if they were written by an in-universe character called Watson. It's an example because some fans like to pretend that Creator/ArthurConanDoyle (the real life author) was merely Watson's agent.
9th Apr '17 7:07:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''SchoolRumble'' often reads like a ''Film/BigFish'' version of the author's life. The manga that Harima works on are probably just jokes at the expense of stories the author has written, the unrealistic points of the normal story could simply be exaggerations. His boss was intimidating, so he was 20 feet tall... The same could be applied to other characters who were very tall or even changed size, such as Tennouji.

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* ''SchoolRumble'' ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' often reads like a ''Film/BigFish'' version of the author's life. The manga that Harima works on are probably just jokes at the expense of stories the author has written, the unrealistic points of the normal story could simply be exaggerations. His boss was intimidating, so he was 20 feet tall... The same could be applied to other characters who were very tall or even changed size, such as Tennouji.
6th Apr '17 8:59:31 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In ''Blog/AskErnstStavroBlofeld'', the classic Eon-produced ''Franchise/JamesBond'' films are said to be this, and they are extremely close to the real events. The Daniel Craig reboot on the other hand is the result of the producers being forced to make stuff up now that the real James Bond has retired and that Blofeld is in jail.
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