poioumenon

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ποιούμενον (poioúmenon), "product".

Noun[edit]

poioumenon (plural poioumena)

  1. (literature) A specific type of metafiction in which the story is about the process of creation (sometimes the creation of the story itself).
    • 1991, Alastair Fowler, A History of English Literature
      The poioumenon has a long prehistory (hardly a tradition), going back through Beckett's trilogy and Carlyle's Sartor Resartus to Sterne's Tristram Shandy; but it is preeminently a postmodernist genre.