I am writing a review of a novel, which I guess is postmodern in a nonstrict way. And I need help with terms.
How do you call a technique when the main character is the author of the novel and along the plot he writes the novel itself, discusses excerpts of it with other characters, doubts what to write and what not to write etc.? When the novel is part of its own plot. The narrative is first-person, however the novel is not in a form of diary, rather memoirs (not exactly, but close).
And also, what brightest examples of such technique from authoritative writers can you name as an exemplar?