|This thesis analyses Paul Auster’s City of Glass, James Joyce’s Ulysses, and Raymond Federman’s The Voice in the Closet from the schizophrenic model of reading devised by Deleuze and Guattari in Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus. Each text is found to create new modes of writing and generating meaning that cross outside of traditional narrative boundaries. The texts engender meaning through their narrative construction. Additionally, this reading of these texts suggests a critical model from which to read all texts and to judge the merits of those texts as an art form. In this sense, the model proposed here also seeks to protect literature from the erosion of interest in the arts.