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Living to Tell about It by James   Phelan
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Jun 18, 09

bookshelves: school-reading, language

I read this for my Rhetoric and Poetics course and I enjoyed it despite the fact that I don't agree with everything that writer said. The book basically focuses the different forms of narration, the differences between reliable and unreliable narration, and the question of how narration speaks of the ethics of a story, character, or narrator. The author illustrates much of his model by examining how narration exists in certain works, such as Lolita, Angela's Ashes, The Remains of the Dead, among other works.
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