David Brown rode at the rear and he was leaving his brother here for what would prove forever...Essentially, we're being taken out of the story and being privileged with information we shouldn't have, or at least not at this stage. I know there's a word for this technique but I can't remember. Can anyone help?
Thursday, January 10, 2013
What do you call it?
Can anyone help with a literary term? What is it called in metafiction when the narrator deliberately steps out of the novel and reveals something that will happen to one or some of the characters outside the timeframe of the story? An example from Blood Meridian: