The Metafictional Muse
The Works of Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, and William H. Gass
McCaffery is a liberal critic who appreciates the risks taken by experimental writers, sympathizes with their neglect by the general reader, and is patient with their failures. . . . Above all, he pays attention to the arguments and aesthetic positions taken by these experimental writers in a sufficiently detailed manner to provide the reader with some basis for judging and evaluating these views. . . . A well-balanced and thorough treatment of three exemplary figures.