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Old 03-10-2011, 08:05 AM
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The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace. It's about an obscenity trial for a fictitious book called The Seven Minutes.

The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth is about the creation of the poem, The Sot-Weed Factor. The poem does exist, but a major plot point (and central McGuffin) of the book is the (mostly*) fictitious secret diary of Captain John Smith (of Virginia).

Similarly, Barth's story "Lost in the Funhouse" is about a boy lost in a funhouse who imagines he's in a story called "Lost in the Funhouse." Thus the story is itself.

The Book of Kells by R. A. McEvoy is about the creation of the legendary Book of Kells.

Jumanji is about the fictitious game Jumanji.

*While the diary is fictitious, the essential element -- the Secret of the Sacred Eggplant -- actually did exist.
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