navel-gazing fiction

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minhduc

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vietnamese
Hello
This is an extract of Love letters by Katie Fforde. Please explain to me the meaning of "navel-gazing fiction" in this case.

"John? You have a question?"
"OK," said the young man who Laura remembered wrote literary, autobiographical, rather navel-gazing fiction.

Thanks.
 
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    American English
    Funny ... after thinking about it for awhile, and before seeing Parla's answer, the first description that came to mind was self-absorbed.
     
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