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Quentin Tarantino: Poetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction

David Roche


An in-depth study of all Tarantino’s feature films to date (from Reservoir Dogs to The Hateful Eight), Quentin Tarantino: A Poetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction argues that, far from wallowing in narcissism and solipsism, a charge directed not only at Tarantino but at metafiction in general, these self-conscious fictions do more than just reflexively foreground their status as artefacts; they offer metacommentaries that engage with the history of cultural representations and exalt the aesthetic, ethical and political potential of creation as re-recreation and resignification. By combi ... More

Keywords: Quentin Tarantino, cinematic metafiction, film poetics, identity politics, American cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496819161
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819161.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Roche, author
Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurés