Metafiction is a kind of fiction writing whose words call attention to itself as a piece of writing. It breaks down the wall between character and reader. Metafiction is intended to provoke specific feelings in the reader, rather than understanding like traditional genres. This makes metafiction very difficult to "get", in the traditional sense. John Barth's "Lost in the Funhouse" is considered the preeminent work of metafiction, although many authors, including Kurt Vonnegut, displays metafictional tendencies.