02/02/2011 11:41 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

David Foster Wallace's 'Pale King' And Bret Easton Ellis' Lunar Park': Fictional Novels Starring Non-Fictional Authors

Authors often appear in their own works of fiction as thinly veiled surrogates -- Kilgore Trout is widely believed to be Kurt Vonnegut's alter ego, and Hunter S. Thompson is barely distinguishable from Raoul Duke -- but occasionally authors also infiltrate their own stories as characters named for themselves.


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