Metafiction in Children’s Literature and its Adaptation on Screen. The Case of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

  title={Metafiction in Children’s Literature and its Adaptation on Screen. The Case of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events},
  author={B. Kaczynska},
  journal={New Horizons in English Studies},
  • B. Kaczynska
  • Published 17 August 2018
  • Art
  • New Horizons in English Studies
The paper analyzes metafictional aspects of the children’s book series A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket as adapted in a 2017 TV series. Focusing on the metaleptic narrator and the receiver’s role in the story’s interpretation, the analysis shows that the metafiction’s manifestation undergoes certain shifts due to the adaption’s status as a secondary work and the underlying existence of the primary text, as well as the visual mode of storytelling predominant in film. 
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