January 17, 2011

I’m trying to think of songs, movies, and books that refer to themselves. I haven’t come up with that many, so help me out.


1. Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah

2. Weird Al, (This Song’s Just) Six Words Long

3. Blues Traveler, Hook


1. Storytelling

2. Adaptation

3. 8 1/2  (also Stardust Memories, Deconstructing Harry, but those are copies)

4. French in Action (TV Series)


1. Sophie’s World

Blog Posts:

1. This one.


2 Responses to “Self-Reference”

  1. Rrrobert! Says:

    Pale Fire
    “Octet” by David Foster Wallace (somewhat winkingly)

  2. Tom Says:

    Self-referential fiction is my thing!
    Shiga Naoya – At Kinosaki
    John Fante – Hail Mary
    MC Escher – Drawing Hands
    David Cronenberg – Naked Lunch
    Diego Velazquez – Las Meninas

    And more!

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